Definition of Phenomenon

1. Noun. Any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.




2. Noun. A remarkable development.
Generic synonyms: Development

Definition of Phenomenon

1. n. An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation; as, the phenomena of heat, light, or electricity; phenomena of imagination or memory.

Definition of Phenomenon

1. Noun. An observable fact or occurrence or a kind of observable fact or occurrence. ¹

2. Noun. Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable. ¹

3. Noun. A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it. ¹

4. Noun. A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing. ¹

5. Noun. (philosophy chiefly Kantian idealism) An experienced object whose constitution reflects the order and conceptual structure imposed upon it by the human mind (especially by the powers of perception and understanding). ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Phenomenon

1. [n -NA or -NONS]

Medical Definition of Phenomenon

1. Origin: L. Phaenomenon, Gr. Fainomenon, fr. Fainesqai to appear, fainein to show. See Phantom. 1. An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation; as, the phenomena of heat, light, or electricity; phenomena of imagination or memory. "In the phenomena of the material world, and in many of the phenomena of mind." (Stewart) 2. That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence; as, a musical phenomenon. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Phenomenon

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phenomenological reduction
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phenomenologies
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phenomenon (current term)
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phenone
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phenonium
phenoniums
phenoperidine
phenophosphazine
phenophosphazines

Literary usage of Phenomenon

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1. A General Collection of the Best and Most Interesting Voyages and Travels in by John Pinkerton (1814)
"This phenomenon appears to me to be produced ... I have hitherto found which relates to this phenomenon is the following, ..."

2. Isis Unveiled: A Master-key to the Mysteries of Ancient and Modern Science by Helena Petrovna Blavatsky (1892)
"This fall of crimson particles has been proved, like everything else, to be but a natural phenomenon. It has. occurred at different epochs, but the cause of ..."

3. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1920)
"To keep iti distinct from the perceptual complex in which it usually oc-) curs, he calls it Phi or the Phi phenomenon. Analysis of it: reveals nothing for ..."

4. A Handbook of Colloid-chemistry: The Recognition of Colloids, the Theory of by Carl Wilhelm Wolfgang Ostwald, Wolfgang Ostwald, Emil Hatschek (1919)
"The Tyndall phenomenon.—A far more delicate method of demonstrating the presence of a very fine turbidity consists in the use of the so-called Tyndall ..."

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