Synonyms/Hypernyms (Ordered by Estimated Frequency) of noun phenomenon

2 senses of phenomenon

Sense 1
phenomenon -- (any state or process known through the senses rather than by intuition or reasoning)
       => process, physical process -- (a sustained phenomenon or one marked by gradual changes through a series of states; "events now in process"; "the process of calcification begins later for boys than for girls")

Sense 2
phenomenon -- (a remarkable development)
       => development -- (a recent event that has some relevance for the present situation; "recent developments in Iraq"; "what a revolting development!")

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