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phenomenal amazing or extraordinary.
phenomenon a happening or fact that can be seen or known through the senses. [2 definitions]
Philippine of or having to do with the Philippines, their people, culture, languages, or the like.
Philippines an island country in the Pacific Ocean, off the coast of southeastern Asia. Manila is the capital of the Philippines.
philodendron a tropical American climbing plant, grown indoors.
philosopher one who studies the nature of life, truth, knowledge, and other important human matters.
philosophy the study of the nature of life, truth, knowledge, and other important human matters, [2 definitions]
phlox a North American plant that bears groups of white, purple, or red flowers. [2 definitions]
phobia a very strong fear or dislike of something that is far beyond ordinary fear or dislike.
Phoenix the capital of Arizona.
phoenix (sometimes cap.) a beautiful bird in Egyptian mythology that lives for five hundred years, then sets itself on fire and rises alive again from the ashes. The phoenix is a symbol of immortality.
-phone a suffix that means "sound." [2 definitions]
phone1 a short form for "telephone." [2 definitions]
phonetic relating to the method of representing speech sounds by symbols. [2 definitions]
phonograph a machine that reproduces sound that has been recorded in the grooves of a disk; record player.
phosphorus a substance that is a chemical element. One of the common forms of phosphorus is a poisonous yellow solid that glows in moist air. Phosphorus is important to living things. It is used in fertilizers to help plants grow. (symbol: P)
photo (informal) a short form for "photograph."
photo- a prefix that means "light."
photograph a picture made by using a camera that records an image on a surface that is sensitive to light. [2 definitions]
photographer a person whose job is to take photographs.
photography the art or practice of taking and making photographs.