noumenon - definition and synonyms

noun
  1.   From our crowdsourced Open Dictionary
    a thing or event that is known about, even though it cannot be detected by any of the five human senses

    This independent reality outside the possibility of experience is termed by Kant the noumenon. He names it this in opposition to the ordinary world of appearances or of phenomena.

    Submitted from United Kingdom on 04/03/2013