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phenomenology

[ fi-nom-uh-nol-uh-jee ]
/ fɪˌnɒm əˈnɒl ə dʒi /
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noun Philosophy.
the study of phenomena.
the system of Husserl and his followers stressing the description of phenomena.
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Origin of phenomenology

First recorded in 1790–1800; phenomen(on) + -o- + -logy

OTHER WORDS FROM phenomenology

phe·nom·e·no·log·i·cal [fi-nom-uh-nl-oj-i-kuhl], /fɪˌnɒm ə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/, phe·nom·e·no·log·ic, adjectivephe·nom·e·nol·o·gist, noun
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How to use phenomenology in a sentence

British Dictionary definitions for phenomenology

phenomenology
/ (fɪˌnɒmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ) /

noun philosophy
the movement founded by Husserl that concentrates on the detailed description of conscious experience, without recourse to explanation, metaphysical assumptions, and traditional philosophical questions
the science of phenomena as opposed to the science of being

Derived forms of phenomenology

phenomenological (fɪˌnɒmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl), adjectivephenomenologically, adverbphenomenologist, noun
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