the object, itself inaccessible to experience, to which a phenomenon is referred for the basis or cause of its sense content.
a thing in itself, as distinguished from a phenomenon or thing as it appears.
Kantianism. something that can be the object only of a purely intellectual, nonsensuous intuition.
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How to use noumenon in a sentence
Humanity is ever seeking the Reality—the noumenon, which we intuitively postulate as behind the phenomena of Nature.Sex=The Unknown Quantity | Ali Nomad
At the end of the chain of phenomena the theist makes a mighty jump and gains the noumenon.Theism or Atheism | Chapman Cohen
The outward fact is called the Phenomenon, and the corresponding inward principle is called the noumenon.The Law and the Word | Thomas Troward
It is a noumenon and belongs properly to the unknowable—that is to say, according to the sense in which it is understood.Tragic Sense Of Life | Miguel de Unamuno
The garden held a small temple consecrated to the noumenon beyond phenomena.Autobiography of a YOGI | Paramhansa Yogananda
British Dictionary definitions for noumenon
- noumenal, adjective
- noumenalism, noun
- noumenalist, noun, adjective
- noumenality, noun
- noumenally, adverb
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