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Pronunciation:  fi'nâmu`nân

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning
  2. [n]  a remarkable development

PHENOMENON is a 10 letter word that starts with P.


 See Also: chance, consequence, development, effect, event, fortune, hazard, issue, levitation, luck, metempsychosis, natural phenomenon, outcome, process, pulsation, rebirth, result, upshot



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Phe*nom"e*non\, n.; pl. {Phenomena}. [L.
phaenomenon, Gr. faino`menon, fr. fai`nesqai to appear,
fai`nein to show. See {Phantom}.]
1. An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or
   spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by, observation;
   as, the phenomena of heat, light, or electricity;
   phenomena of imagination or memory.

         In the phenomena of the material world, and in many
         of the phenomena of mind.             --Stewart.

2. That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or
   unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable person,
   thing, or occurrence; as, a musical phenomenon.

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