American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses.
- n. An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel.
- n. A remarkable or outstanding person; a paragon. See Synonyms at wonder.
- n. Philosophy In the philosophy of Kant, an object as it is perceived by the senses, as opposed to a noumenon.
- n. Physics An observable event.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An obsolete form of phenomenon.
- n. In philosophy, an appearance or immediate object of experience, as distinguished from a thing in itself.
- n. In science, a fact directly observed, being either
- n. an individual circumstance or occurrence, such as the emergence of a temporary star, or more usually
- n. a regular kind of fact observed on certain kinds of occasion, such as the electrical sparks seen in combing the hair of some persons in cold, dry weather.
- n. Ay extraordinary occurrence or fact in nature; something strange and uncommon; a prodigy; a very remarkable personage or performer.
- n. Any physiological or pathological change apparent to the senses.
- n. Diminution of the Achilles tendon reflex in sciatica.
- n. An observable fact or occurrence or a kind of observable fact or occurrence.
- n. Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.
- n. A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it.
- n. A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.
- n. philosophy An experienced object whose constitution reflects the order and conceptual structure imposed upon it by the human mind (especially by the powers of perception and understanding).
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. See phenomenon.
- n. An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation
- n. That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence.
- n. a remarkable development
- n. any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
- From Late Latin phaenomenon ("appearance"), from Ancient Greek φαινόμενον (phainomenon, "thing appearing to view"), neuter present passive participle of φαίνω (phainō, "I show"). (Wiktionary)
- Late Latin phaenomenon, from Greek phainomenon, from neuter present participle of phainesthai, to appear. (American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
“_If an instance in which the phenomenon under investigation occurs, and an instance in which it does not occur, have every circumstance in common save one, that one occurring only in the former; the circumstance in which alone the two instances differ, is the effect, or cause, or a necessary part of the cause, of the phenomenon_.”
“The Collins phenomenon is parallel to the Palin phenomenon," says Sandy Maisel, a political scientist from Colby College in Waterville, referring to Republican vice presidential nominee Sarah Palin.”
“The main phenomenon is the propagation of so-called shallow water waves – water waves whose wavelength is large compared to the depth of the ocean.”
“Then I got to thinking about availability heuristics — the way we decide (for instance) how common a certain phenomenon is by referring to memorable examples, not a full data set.”
“But I think what makes the "phenom" in the phenomenon is the fact he was”
“This phenomenon is age-old: It's called "simultaneous invention.”
“And Don will get to see firsthand what this phenomenon is about.”
“Adding to this phenomenon is the rise in the number of dual-earner families.”
“This phenomenon is addressed in the new book "The Art of Choosing" by Sheena Iyengar.”
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