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phenomenon


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Phenomenon  \Phe*nom"e*non\,  n.;  pl  {Phenomena}.  [L. 
  phaenomenon,  Gr  faino`menon,  fr  fai`nesqai  to  appear, 
  fai`nein  to  show  See  {Phantom}.] 
  1.  An  appearance;  anything  visible;  whatever,  in  matter  or 
  spirit,  is  apparent  to  or  is  apprehended  by  observation; 
  as  the  phenomena  of  heat,  light,  or  electricity; 
  phenomena  of  imagination  or  memory. 
 
  In  the  phenomena  of  the  material  world,  and  in  many 
  of  the  phenomena  of  mind.  --Stewart. 
 
  2.  That  which  strikes  one  as  strange,  unusual,  or 
  unaccountable;  an  extraordinary  or  very  remarkable  person, 
  thing  or  occurrence;  as  a  musical  phenomenon. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  phenomenon 
  n  1:  any  state  or  process  known  through  the  senses  rather  than  by 
  intuition  or  reasoning 
  2:  a  remarkable  development 




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