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.
- phenotypic value
Origin of phenomenon
Examples from the Web for phenomenon
Putin, because of his acts in Ukraine, he lost Russkiy Mir as a phenomenon.Rebranding The Land of Mongol Warriors & Ivan The Terrible|Anna Nemtsova|December 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
But the phenomenon of counterfeiting is as old as couture itself.
That phenomenon is not limited to peaceniks with spiritual aspirations.
When I spoke to Tavris about this phenomenon, she emphasized that everyone does this.
This video, courtesy of BuzzFeed, helps to illustrate this phenomenon.
The phenomenon of variable motion is not, however, peculiar to the red spot.Other Worlds|Garrett P. Serviss
Blanc, who, when in Egypt, was very much struck with this phenomenon.A history of art in ancient Egypt, Vol. I (of 2)|Georges Perrot
Contagion is a phenomenon of which it is easy to establish the presence, but that it is not easy to explain.Group Psychology and The Analysis of The Ego|Sigmund Freud
The "phenomenon" of Kant was, however, something essentially different from the "quality" of Reid.Christianity and Greek Philosophy|Benjamin Franklin Cocker
We shall deal with the phenomenon of correlation at some length in the next chapter.The Making of Species|Douglas Dewar
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
Word Origin for phenomenon
1570s, "fact, occurrence," from Late Latin phænomenon, from Greek phainomenon "that which appears or is seen," noun use of neuter present participle of phainesthai "to appear," passive of phainein (see phantasm). Meaning "extraordinary occurrence" first recorded 1771. Plural is phenomena.