phenomenon meaning

EN[fəˈnɒmənɒn] [-nən] [faɪ]
  • For the movie, see Phenomenon (film)
  • A phenomenon (Greek: φαινόμενoν, phainomenon, from the verb φαίνειν, phainein, "to show, shine, appear, to be manifest (or manifest itself)"), plural phenomena, is any observable occurrence.
  • 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.

    Definition of phenomenon in English Dictionary

  • NounPLphenomenaPREphéno-
    1. A thing or being, event or process, perceptible through senses; or a fact or occurrence thereof.
      1. (extension) A knowable thing or event (eg by inference, especially in science).
        1. (metonymy) A kind or type of phenomenon (sense 1 or 2).
          1. Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.
            1. A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it.
              1. A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.
                1. (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).
                2. More Examples
                  1. Used in the Middle of Sentence
                    • These are not minor issues because the regional extinctions of small mammals are a widespread phenomenon in southern South America and have involved several sigmodontine and caviomorph rodent species.
                    • Distress calls structures included multiharmonic shallowly modulated calls (A), calls with sideband modulations (B, C), and some calls with nonlinear phenomena (D).
                    • Sociologists would like to study how this phenomenon came into being.
                  2. Used in the Ending of Sentence
                    • Further studies are needed to explore the mechanisms underlying neovascularization and neoinnervation of an acellular scaffold and to assess the clinical benefits of such phenomena.
                    • Diagnosing IE can be straightforward in patients with the typical oslerian manifestations such as bacteremia, evidence of active valvulitis, peripheral emboli, and immunologic vascular phenomena.
                • Part-of-Speech Hierarchy
                  1. Nouns
                    • Nouns with irregular plurals
                      • Countable nouns
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                    Meaning of phenomenon for the defined word.

                    Grammatically, this word "phenomenon" is a noun, more specifically, a nouns with irregular plural and a countable noun.
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