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phenomenon

noun [C] uk   /fəˈnɒm.ɪ.nən/  us   /-ˈnɑː.mə.nɑːn/ (plural phenomena uk   // us   )

phenomenon noun [C] (EXISTING THING)

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.
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phenomenon noun [C] (SUCCESS)

someone or something that is extremely successful, often because of special qualities or abilities: The Beatles were a phenomenon - nobody had heard anything like them before.
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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