phenomenological

[ fi-nom-uh-nl-oj-i-kuhl ]

adjective
  1. of, relating to, or based on observed or observable facts:The researchers opted for a phenomenological investigation rather than a purely theoretical study.

  2. Philosophy. of or relating to someone’s awareness or experience of something rather than the thing itself:Case study scholars examine a particular phenomenon, while phenomenological scholars examine its essence and meaning as experienced by people in their everyday lives.

Origin of phenomenological

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  • Rarely phe·nom·e·no·log·ic [fi-nom-uh-nl-oj-ik] /fɪˌnɒm ə nlˈɒdʒ ɪk/ .

Other words from phenomenological

  • phe·nom·e·no·log·i·cal·ly, adverb

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