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phe·nom·e·non

phenomenon

 
 
pronunciation:
f na m nn [or] f na m nan
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part of speech: noun
inflections: phenomena, phenomenons
definition 1: a happening or fact that can be seen or known through the senses.
A hurricane is an example of a weather phenomenon.
 
synonyms:
event, fact, happening, incident, occurrence
similar words:
circumstance, episode, experience, occasion, particular
definition 2: an unusual or remarkable person or event.
The growing of a nearly 900-pound pumpkin was a phenomenon.He was a singing phenomenon when he was only five-years-old.
synonyms:
marvel, wonder
similar words:
curiosity, miracle, sensation, sight, spectacle
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