phenomenon
noun (plural phenomena or -nons) Etymology: Late Latin phaenomenon, from Greek phainomenon, from neuter of phainomenos, present participle of phainesthai to appear, middle voice of phainein to show — more at fancy Date: 1605 1. plural phenomena an observable fact or event 2. plural phenomena a. an object or aspect known through the senses rather than by thought or intuition b. a temporal or spatiotemporal object of sensory experience as distinguished from a noumenon c. a fact or event of scientific interest susceptible to scientific description and explanation 3. a. a rare or significant fact or event b. plural phenomenons an exceptional, unusual, or abnormal person, thing, or occurrence Usage: see phenomena

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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