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phenomenon

noun  us   /fɪˈnɑm·əˌnɑn, -nən/

phenomenon noun (EXPERIENCE)

[C] (plural phenomena  /fɪˈnɑm·ə·nə/ ) anything that is or can be experienced or felt, esp. something that is noticed because it is unusual or new: We discussed the ever-growing popularity of talk radio, and wondered how to explain this phenomenon.

phenomenon noun (SPECIAL PERSON/THING)

[C usually sing] (plural phenomenons) someone or something special, esp. because it is completely different or extremely unusual: He was a kind of phenomenon, an actor running for president.
Translations of “phenomenon”
in Vietnamese hiện tượng…
in Spanish fenómeno…
in Thai ปรากฏการณ์…
in Malaysian fenomena…
in French phénomène…
in German das Phänomen…
in Chinese (Traditional) 存在的事物, (尤指不尋常的或有趣的)現象…
in Indonesian fenomena…
in Russian феномен, явление…
in Turkish olay, olgu, fenomen…
in Chinese (Simplified) 存在的事物, (尤指不寻常的或有趣的)现象…
in Polish zjawisko…
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