Words nearby phenomena
Definition for phenomena (2 of 2)
noun, plural phe·nom·e·na [fi-nom-uh-nuh] /fɪˈnɒm ə nə/ or especially for 3, phe·nom·e·nons.
- an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience.
- Kantianism. a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself.
Origin of phenomenon
WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH phenomenonphenomena phenomenal phenomenon (see usage note at the current entry)
usage note for phenomenon
Examples from the Web for phenomena
Two 20th-century phenomena, occurring in quick succession, are the culprits.Scotland’s ‘Yes’ Campaign and the Myth of Scottish Equality|Noah Caldwell|September 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
That law governs all sorts of phenomena, including rocket engines, collisions between electrons, and car wrecks.Dear NASA: Fuel-Free Rocket Thruster Is Literally Too Good to Be True|Matthew R. Francis|August 4, 2014|DAILY BEAST
We have suffered immensely as the state blamed for the “big hair” phenomena.Bridgegate Looks Almost Good Next to New Jersey’s Other Embarrassments|Dean Obeidallah|January 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
These two phenomena leave Apple vulnerable to cheaper, aggressive competitors.
Phenomena like the Tea Party are not without precedence on the American political landscape.
Several of the phenomena occurred entirely under our own hands, and quite disconnected from the "medium."Mysterious Psychic Forces|Camille Flammarion
I'm leaving the project immediately to set up a new team with Chavez, for the investigation of this phenomena.The Electronic Mind Reader|John Blaine
There was not as yet much popular interest in the phenomena.Raiders of the Universes|Donald Wandrei
Now, of records about these phenomena the Middle Ages produce but a very scanty supply.Cock Lane and Common-Sense|Andrew Lang
To have produced the phenomena by using his right hand the medium would have had to pass it under the curtain at his back.Hours with the Ghosts or, Nineteenth Century Witchcraft|Henry Ridgely Evans
British Dictionary definitions for phenomena (1 of 2)
British Dictionary definitions for phenomena (2 of 2)
noun plural -ena (-ɪnə) or -enons
- the object of perception, experience, etc
- (in the writings of Kant) a thing as it appears and is interpreted in perception and reflection, as distinguished from its real nature as a thing-in-itselfCompare noumenon