Phenomenology
Phenomenology Phe*nom`e*nol"o*gy, n. [Phenomenon + -logy: cf. F. ph['e]nom['e]nologie.] A description, history, or explanation of phenomena. ``The phenomenology of the mind.'' --Sir W. Hamilton. [1913 Webster]

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