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phenomenal

[ fi-nom-uh-nl ]
/ fɪˈnɒm ə nl /
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adjective
highly extraordinary or prodigious; exceptional: phenomenal speed.
of or relating to phenomena.
of the nature of a phenomenon; cognizable by the senses.
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Origin of phenomenal

First recorded in 1815–25; phenomen(on) + -al1

OTHER WORDS FROM phenomenal

WORDS THAT MAY BE CONFUSED WITH phenomenal

phenomena, phenomenal , phenomenon (see usage note at phenomena)
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British Dictionary definitions for phenomenal

phenomenal
/ (fɪˈnɒmɪnəl) /

adjective
of or relating to a phenomenon
extraordinary; outstanding; remarkablea phenomenal achievement
philosophy known or perceived by the senses rather than the mind

Derived forms of phenomenal

phenomenally, adverb
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