Associations to the word «Phenomenon»


PHENOMENON, noun. A thing or being, event or process, perceptible through senses; or a fact or occurrence thereof.
PHENOMENON, noun. (extension) A knowable thing or event (eg by inference, especially in science).
PHENOMENON, noun. (metonymy) A kind or type of phenomenon (sense 1 or 2).
PHENOMENON, noun. Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.
PHENOMENON, noun. A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it.
PHENOMENON, noun. A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.
PHENOMENON, noun. (philosophy) (chiefly Kantian idealism) 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).

Dictionary definition

PHENOMENON, noun. Any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.
PHENOMENON, noun. A remarkable development.

Wise words

Words, words, words! They shut one off from the universe. Three quarters of the time one's never in contact with things, only with the beastly words that stand for them.
Aldous Huxley