noun, plural nou·me·na [noo-muh-nuh] /ˈnu mə nə/.
Origin of noumenon
Examples from the Web for noumenon
The "colligation" of the facts, to use Whewell's phrase, is not a phenomenon, but a noumenon.Logic, Inductive and Deductive|William Minto
At every turn in Kants thought the doctrine of the noumenon, in one form or another, plays an essential part.A Commentary to Kant's 'Critique of Pure Reason'|Norman Kemp Smith
He called it the "noumenon," the "real correlate of matter," and pluralized it as "things in themselves."The Church of St. Bunco|Gordon Clark
He will have attained in short to the knowledge of a noumenon, and of the only knowable noumenon.English Men of Letters: Coleridge|H. D. Traill
The outward fact is called the Phenomenon, and the corresponding inward principle is called the Noumenon.The Law and the Word|Thomas Troward
British Dictionary definitions for noumenon
noun plural -na (-nə)
Word Origin for noumenon
Word Origin and History for noumenon
1796, "object of intellectual intuition" (opposed to a phenomenon), term introduced by Kant, from Greek noumenon "that which is perceived," neuter passive present participle of noein "to apprehend, perceive by the mind" (from noos "mind"). With passive suffix -menos.