• IPA: /ˌɛməˈneɪʃən/


  1. The act of flowing or proceeding from a source or origin.
  2. That which issues, flows, or proceeds from any object as a source; efflux; an effluence.
    Perfume is an emanation from a flower.
  3. (uncountable, obsolete, chemistry) The element radon.
  4. (theology) The generation of the Son and the procession of the Holy Spirit, as distinct from the origination of created beings.
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