phenomenon - definition and synonyms

 
 
noun [countable] 

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/fəˈnɒmɪnən/
singularphenomenon
pluralphenomena
  1. 1
    an event or situation that can be seen to happen or exist

    Violence in society is not a new phenomenon.

    phenomenon of:

    a study of the phenomenon of physical attraction

  2. 2
    someone or something that is very impressive or surprising

    Her new book is a publishing phenomenon.