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addaword.gifdefinition of noumenon

noun
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 12:08:00
Definition of noumenon from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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