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phenomenon

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From Late Latin phænomenon, from Ancient Greek φαινόμενον (phainomenon) "thing appearing to view" < φαίνω (phainō) "I show".

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phenomenon

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phenomena

phenomenon (phenomena)
  1. The existential reality of "something"; not "nothing".
    The universe is a phenomenon, as is every particle of matter within it; that which is non-phenomenal does not exist because it is noumenon.
  2. An appearance or occurrence, usually one evoking curiosity.
  3. A fact or situation that is observed to exist or happen but is unexplainable or questionable.
  4. A remarkable occurrence.

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