phenomenon vs phenomena

phenomenon phenomena


  • 1) philosophy 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).
  • 2) Appearance; a perceptible aspect of something that is mutable.
  • 3) A fact or event considered very unusual, curious, or astonishing by those who witness it.
  • 4) A wonderful or very remarkable person or thing.
  • 5) An observable fact or occurrence or a kind of observable fact or occurrence.
  • 6) A remarkable or outstanding person; a paragon. synonym: wonder.
  • 7) Physics An observable event.
  • 8) An occurrence, circumstance, or fact that is perceptible by the senses.
  • 9) An unusual, significant, or unaccountable fact or occurrence; a marvel.
  • 10) Philosophy In the philosophy of Kant, an object as it is perceived by the senses, as opposed to a noumenon.
  • 11) See phenomenon.
  • 12) An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation
  • 13) That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person, thing, or occurrence.
  • 14) any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  • 15) a remarkable development
  • 16) Ay extraordinary occurrence or fact in nature; something strange and uncommon; a prodigy; a very remarkable personage or performer.
  • 17) a regular kind of fact observed on certain kinds of occasion, such as the electrical sparks seen in combing the hair of some persons in cold, dry weather.
  • 18) an individual circumstance or occurrence, such as the emergence of a temporary star, or more usually
  • 19) In philosophy, an appearance or immediate object of experience, as distinguished from a thing in itself.
  • 20) An obsolete form of phenomenon.
  • 21) In science, a fact directly observed, being either
  • 22) Diminution of the Achilles tendon reflex in sciatica.
  • 23) Any physiological or pathological change apparent to the senses.


  • 1) Plural form of phenomenon.
  • 2) Plural of phenomenon.


  • 1) Yet he remained convinced that psychic phenomena exist.
  • 2) To some degree, this is one small part of a global phenomenon.
  • 3) Yet, this is not a new phenomenon.
  • 4) Were aware that their own ideas about real world phenomena were changing.
  • 5) The answer has to be that natural phenomena are useful in their proper place.
  • 6) The multiplication of images has changed the nature of the phenomenon.
  • 7) It is in this context that more general global phenomena will be explored.
  • 8) It does not look for the factors that might account for an observed phenomenon.
  • 9) The same phenomenon exists in societies that are not based on one and only one language.
  • 10) This is not exactly a new phenomenon is it?
  • 11) What they need to find out now is whether the same phenomenon happens in the atmosphere.
  • 12) Used concepts presented in the text to explain real world phenomena.
  • 13) It could be an entirely new natural phenomenon.
  • 14) One of the most mysterious phenomena in nature is the human mind itself.
  • 15) It has grown over the years to become something of a global phenomenon.
  • 16) Critical social research does not set out to find the "causes" of observed social phenomena.
  • 17) This is not an entirely new phenomenon.
  • 18) And accidental fires caused by this phenomenon happen quite often.
  • 19) Environmental hazards result from natural phenomena as well as human activities.
  • 20) That social science does not examine a phenomenon does not compel us to conclude that the phenomenon does not exist.
  • 21) They became something of a phenomenon.
  • 22) There's also a welcome return to the comforting phenomenon of eating things on toast.
  • 23) It was in fact a Victorian phenomenon.
  • 24) It's a mystery why some things become internet phenomena.
  • 25) Researchers hope to establish whether it is a purely social phenomenon or something more Darwinian.
  • 26) Watching The Hangover sequel helps you experience the same phenomenon.
  • 27) ‘I might add that sometimes explanations of physical phenomena involve mathematical facts.’
  • 28) ‘It was left to Newton to provide the mathematical explanation of the phenomena that they observed.’
  • 29) ‘They want science to be redefined to include non-natural or supernatural explanations for natural phenomena.’
  • 30) ‘Natural philosophy then consisted of causal explanation of observed phenomena in nature within such a logical and schematic programme.’
  • 31) ‘It was an unquestioned assumption in all of my science classes that nothing exists except natural phenomena.’
  • 32) ‘The major global geophysical catastrophes that await us down the line are in fact just run-of-the-mill natural phenomena writ large.’
  • 33) ‘It is assumed that normal science is sufficient for the explanation of all natural phenomena.’
  • 34) ‘Science is itself an ideology, one that properly restricts its own sphere of influence to observing and explaining physical phenomena.’
  • 35) ‘A theory is more than a definition; it is a framework that supplies an orderly explanation of observed phenomena.’
  • 36) ‘The superstition of religion originated in man's inability to explain natural phenomena.’
  • 37) ‘Experts routinely have to reassess the damage done by natural phenomena such as earthquakes or hurricanes.’
  • 38) ‘The objects of science are materializable concepts, not natural phenomena.’
  • 39) ‘Lightning is one of the most fascinating yet beautiful natural weather phenomena that we see here on Earth.’
  • 40) ‘These policies have left us badly exposed and at the mercy of natural phenomena like drought.’
  • 41) ‘He said the fog reported by the farmers was a natural phenomenon and not connected with the power plant.’
  • 42) ‘Phenology is the study of recurring natural phenomena, especially in relation to climate.’
  • 43) ‘Although such reports are often discounted as meteor showers or astronomical phenomena, other sightings are not so easy to dismiss.’
  • 44) ‘The observed maturation phenomena are generally not observed in dedifferentiated HCC.’
  • 45) ‘Scientific laws are the means, the logical tool that helps interpret facts, phenomena and processes.’
  • 46) ‘On the other hand, he acknowledges psychokinesis as a likely explanation for poltergeist phenomena.’
  • 47) ‘Perhaps the remarkable phenomenon is that anything like the old nationalism echoed at all.’
  • 48) ‘Hip-hop has long been one of the most fashion-conscious cultural phenomena in America.’
  • 49) ‘As he nears the end of his remarkable career, Warne is a phenomenon waiting to be cast in gold for posterity.’
  • 50) ‘The exhibition pays tribute to Godzilla as cultural phenomenon rather than mere pop icon.’
  • 51) ‘You may also recall a while back my talking about the hilarity provided by the Pop Idol phenomenon.’
  • 52) ‘You see, the collapse of respect for politics is a remarkably recent phenomenon.’
  • 53) ‘Heavy metal, as opposed to hard rock, was a quintessentially British phenomenon.’
  • 54) ‘One of the most remarkable economic phenomena over the past few years has been the emergence of Internet business.’
  • 55) ‘The Jansenist Nouvelles was one of the most remarkable publishing phenomena of the eighteenth century.’
  • 56) ‘Of course all this fuss is nothing compared to the phenomenon of Pop Idol.’
  • 57) ‘The basic objective of the study was to focus on clothing and to project fashion as a social phenomenon.’
  • 58) ‘What was expected to be a success at best has become a pop cultural phenomenon for people of all ages and backgrounds.’
  • 59) ‘According to the morass of statistics, crime is a remarkably flexible phenomenon across England and Wales.’
  • 60) ‘Cigar box handbags, made from original wooden cigar boxes, are not a new fashion phenomenon.’
  • 61) ‘Any examination of Yali's question must address the phenomena of the Fertile Crescent.’
  • 62) ‘Recent centuries have produced explanation after explanation for the phenomenon labelled God.’
  • 63) ‘A definition of terrorism does exist, and the phenomenon also amounts to a customary international law crime.’
  • 64) ‘What requires explanation is not the phenomenon of cooperation but that of a State.’
  • 65) ‘On top of this situation you add the phenomenon of uncontrolled violence.’
  • 66) ‘No empirical phenomena seem to demand a notion of backward causation for our understanding of them.’
  • 67) ‘Kant also says that the categories can be applied to phenomena, but not to noumena.’
  • 68) ‘According to Bohr, the only real properties of natural phenomena are observed phenomena.’
  • 69) ‘Some forms of materialism argue that the mental phenomena in question do not even exist.’
  • 70) ‘For Kant, the proper explanation of natural phenomena is in terms of laws which state patterns according to which events occur.’


  • 1) `My guess is that there are places round here where this sense of evil is strong and those places attract paranormal phenomena.
  • 2) Either the apparitions were divinely inspired or else they were normal earthly phenomena, but in neither event were they paranormal.
  • 3) That doesn't make them less real, but they are subjective rather than objective phenomena.
  • 4) "Um, yeah, there were some, um, unusual phenomena, I would grant you that.

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