Definitions for phenomenonfɪˈnɒm əˌnɒn, -nən

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  1. phenomenon(noun)

    any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning

  2. phenomenon(noun)

    a remarkable development

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  1. phenomenon(Noun)

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

  2. phenomenon(Noun)

    Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.

  3. phenomenon(Noun)

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

  4. phenomenon(Noun)

    A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.

  5. phenomenon(Noun)

    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).

Webster DictionaryRate this definition:(0.00 / 0 votes)

  1. Phenomenon(noun)

    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

  2. Phenomenon(noun)

    that which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence; as, a musical phenomenon

  3. Origin: [L. phaenomenon, Gr. faino`menon, fr. fai`nesqai to appear, fai`nein to show. See Phantom.]

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  1. Phenomenon

    A phenomenon, plural phenomena, is any observable occurrence. Phenomena are often, but not always, understood as 'appearances' or 'experiences'. These are themselves sometimes understood as involving qualia. The term came into its modern philosophical usage through Immanuel Kant, who contrasted it with the noumenon. In contrast to a phenomenon, a noumenon is not directly accessible to observation. Kant was heavily influenced by Leibniz in this part of his philosophy, in which phenomenon and noumenon serve as interrelated technical terms.

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    Rank popularity for the word 'phenomenon' in Spoken Corpus Frequency: #4083

  2. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'phenomenon' in Nouns Frequency: #1228


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