Pronunciation: (man'shun), [key]
1. a very large, impressive, or stately residence.
2. See manor house.
3. Often, mansions. Brit.a large building with many apartments; apartment house.
4. Oriental and Medieval Astron. each of 28 divisions of the ecliptic occupied by the moon on successive days.
5. Archaic.an abode or dwelling place.
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