Manifold (disambiguation)

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A manifold is an abstract mathematical space which, in a close-up view, resembles the spaces described by Euclidean geometry.

Manifold may also refer to:

Science and engineering[edit]

  • Topological manifold, a topological space which is a locally Euclidean Hausdorff space
  • Manifold (fluid mechanics), a machine element used to split or combine a gas or liquid
    • Exhaust manifold, an engine part which collects the exhaust gases from multiple cylinders into one pipe
    • Hydraulic manifold, a component used to regulate fluid flow in a hydraulic system, thus controlling the transfer of power between actuators and pumps
    • Inlet manifold or "intake manifold", an engine part which supplies the air or fuel/air mixture to the cylinders
    • Manifold (scuba), in a scuba set, connects two or more diving cylinders
    • Vacuum gas manifold, a piece of apparatus used in chemistry to manipulate gases
  • Vacuum manifold, in quantum field theory



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