Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • adj. Of, relating to, or constituting phenomena or a phenomenon.
  • adj. Extraordinary; outstanding: a phenomenal feat of memory.
  • adj. Philosophy Known or derived through the senses rather than through the mind.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • adj. Very remarkable; highly extraordinary; amazing.
  • adj. Perceptible by the senses through immediate experience.
  • adj. Of or pertaining to the appearance of the world, as opposed to the ultimate nature of the world as it is in itself.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Relating to, or of the nature of, a phenomenon; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of phenomena, or the appearances of things, as distinguished from the things in themselves; pertaining to the occurrences or changing phases of matter or mind.
  • Of the nature of a phenomenon, or extraordinary fact in nature; so surprising or extraordinary as to arrest the attention or excite wonder; impressively notable or important; beyond what is common or usual; remarkable: as, the phenomenal growth of the United States; a brain of phenomenal size.
  • n. That which is in the nature of a phenomenon.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. exceedingly or unbelievably great
  • adj. of or relating to a phenomenon

Etymologies

phenomenon +‎ -al (Wiktionary)

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