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Pronunciation: (fi-nom'u-non", -nun), [key]
pl. -naPronunciation: (-nu) [key]or, esp. for 3, -nons.

1. a fact, occurrence, or circumstance observed or observable: to study the phenomena of nature.
2. something that is impressive or extraordinary.
3. a remarkable or exceptional person; prodigy; wonder.
4. Philos.
a. an appearance or immediate object of awareness in experience.
b. Kantianism.a thing as it appears to and is constructed by the mind, as distinguished from a noumenon, or thing-in-itself.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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