Meaning of phenomenon

phe•nom•e•non

Pronunciation: (fi-nom'u-non", -nun), [key]
— pl. -na -nons.
  1. a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable: to study the phenomena of nature.
  2. something that is impressive or extraordinary.
  3. a remarkable or exceptional person; prodigy; wonder.
    1. an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience.
    2. Kantianism.a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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