from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A secondary phenomenon that results from and accompanies another: "Exploitation of one social class or ethnic group by another [is] an epiphenomenon of real differences in power between social groups” ( Harper's).
- n. Pathology An additional condition or symptom in the course of a disease, not necessarily connected with the disease.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A symptom that develops during the course of a disease that is not connected to the disease.
- n. A mental state or process that is an incidental byproduct of physiological events in the brain or nervous system.
- n. Any state, process, or other activity that is the result of another.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In pathology, a symptom or complication arising during the course of a malady.
- n. A phenomenon which is secondary to another or others; a phenomenon which is a sort of by-product in no wise affecting other phenomena.
- n. Specifically In psychol. theory, a collateral product of a given set of conditions; a phenomenon which accompanies the effect of a given cause, but which itself has no place in the chain of cause and effect.
- n. In neurology, a supererogatory phenomenon; something added after the plan of the work is complete.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a secondary phenomenon that is a by-product of another phenomenon
epi- + phenomenon (Wiktionary)