What does phenomenon mean?

Definitions for phenomenon
fɪˈnɒm əˌnɒn, -nənphe·nomenon

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. phenomenon(noun)

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

  2. phenomenon(noun)

    a remarkable development

Wiktionary

  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 Dictionary

  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

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

  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

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

Freebase

  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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Phenomenon

    fē-nom′e-non, n. an appearance: the appearance which anything makes to our consciousness, as distinguished from what it is in itself: an observed result: a remarkable or unusual person, thing, or appearance:—pl. Phenom′ena.—adj. Phenom′enal, pertaining to a phenomenon: of the nature of a phenomenon: so strange as to excite great wonder: out of the common.—v.t. Phenom′enalise, to represent as a phenomenon.—ns. Phenom′enalism, the philosophical doctrine that the phenomenal and the real are identical—that phenomena are the only realities—also Externalism; Phenom′enalist, one who believes in phenomenalism; Phenomenal′ity, the character of being phenomenal.—adv. Phenom′enally.—v.t. Phenom′enise, to bring into the world of experience.—ns. Phenom′enism, the doctrines of the phenomenists; Phenom′enist, one who believes only what he observes, or phenomena, one who rejects necessary primary principles.—adj. Phenomenōlog′ical.—n. Phenomenol′ogy, a description of phenomena. [Gr. phainomenonphainein, to show.]

Editors Contribution

  1. phenomenon

    A natural fact or event.

    Astronomy is considered to have many phenomenon due to the nature of stars, the universe etc.

    Submitted by MaryC on February 11, 2020  

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  1. Spoken Corpus Frequency

    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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    The numerical value of phenomenon in Chaldean Numerology is: 2

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    The numerical value of phenomenon in Pythagorean Numerology is: 2

Examples of phenomenon in a Sentence

  1. Ramaswamy Krishnamurthy:

    These families had been shifted here 30 years ago from Kalpakkam after the government decided to build a nuclear plant there. Now they are losing their homes again because of erosion. Internal displacement is becoming a regular phenomenon.

  2. Ken Peacock:

    There is a sticker shock phenomenon, a lot of these people are coming from 5,000-square-foot estates and here they get a three bedroom bungalow.

  3. Kimmie Ng:

    There does seem to be this very concerning steady rise in the incidence of colorectal cancer in younger individuals, which is not an isolated phenomenon. It's actually expected to continue.

  4. Larry Sabato:

    This phenomenon is called negative partisanship, if we were trying to maximize the effect, we couldn't have found better nominees than Trump and Clinton.

  5. Anja Seibert-Fohr:

    We are still missing information about real investigations and the prosecution, therefore we asked (Canada) to urgently address this issue of these murdered and missing indigenous women and we proposed some measures, for example a national inquiry into this phenomenon but also a review of the relevant legislation.

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