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phenomenon

noun [C] (EXISTING THING)    /fəˈnɒm.ɪ.nən/ US  /-ˈnɑː.mə.nɑːn/ (plural phenomena // )
C1 something that exists and can be seen, felt, tasted, etc., especially something unusual or interesting: Gravity is a natural phenomenon. Do you believe in the paranormal and other psychic phenomena? There's evidence to suggest that child abuse is not just a recent phenomenon.Objects - general words
(Definition of phenomenon noun (EXISTING THING) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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