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1. phenomenon

noun. ['fəˈnɑːməˌnɑːn'] any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning.

Synonyms

  • consequence
  • result
  • natural phenomenon
  • physical process
  • process
  • issue
  • effect
  • pulsation
  • upshot
  • rebirth
  • luck
  • chance
  • hazard
  • outcome
  • fortune
  • event
  • metempsychosis

Antonyms

  • insignificance
  • inconsequence
  • beginning
  • evolution

Etymology

  • phaenomenon (Latin)
  • φαινόμενον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))

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Words that Rhyme with Phenomenon

  • agamemnon
  • memnon
  • parthenon

How do you spell phenomenon? Is it phenomonenon ?

A common misspelling of phenomenon is phenomonenon

Example sentences of the word phenomenon


1. Noun, singular or mass
The phenomenon has not been fully explained yet.

Quotes containing the word phenomenon


1. For me, 'Lamb' started out as a further exploration of the phenomenon of faith and the responsibility of a messiah that I touched on in 'Coyote Blue' and 'Island of the Sequined Love Nun,' but it ended up being an exploration of the true meaning of sacrifice, loyalty, and friendship.
- Christopher Moore

2. No, this trick won't work... How on earth are you ever going to explain in terms of chemistry and physics so important a biological phenomenon as first love?
- Albert Einstein

3. The hypothesis of God, for instance, gives an incomparably absolute opportunity to understand everything and know absolutely nothing. Give man an extremely simplified system of the world and explain every phenomenon away on the basis of that system. An approach like that doesn't require any knowledge. Just a few memorized formulas plus so-called intuition and so-called common sense.
- Arkady Strugatsky, Roadside Picnic

2. phenomenon

noun. ['fəˈnɑːməˌnɑːn'] a remarkable development.

Antonyms

  • irreversible process

Etymology

  • phaenomenon (Latin)
  • φαινόμενον (Ancient Greek (to 1453))
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