A Lackadaisical Lexicon for Laggard Logophiles
PHENOMENON [plural: PHENOMENA]
[noun]
1. a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.
2. something that is impressive or extraordinary.
3. a remarkable or exceptional person; prodigy; wonder.
4. Philosophy: a) an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience. b) Kantianism: a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself.

Etymology: Late Latin phaenomenon < Greek phainómenon - appearance, noun use of neuter of phainómenos, present participle of phaínesthai - to appear, passive of phaínein - to show.
[Don Maitz]

PHENOMENON [plural: PHENOMENA]

[noun]

1. a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable.

2. something that is impressive or extraordinary.

3. a remarkable or exceptional person; prodigy; wonder.

4. Philosophy: a) an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience. b) Kantianism: a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself.

Etymology: Late Latin phaenomenon < Greek phainómenon - appearance, noun use of neuter of phainómenos, present participle of phaínesthai - to appear, passive of phaínein - to show.

[Don Maitz]

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