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A phenomenon (Greek: φαινόμενoν, phainomenon, frae the verb φαίνειν, phainein, "tae shaw, shine, appear, tae be manifest (or manifest itself)"),[1] plural phenomena, is ony observable occurrence.[2] Phenomena are eften, but nae always, unnerstuid as 'appearances' or 'experiences'. These are themselves sometimes unnerstuid as involvin qualia.

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  1. "Phenomenon/Phenomena". Dictionary of Visual Discourse: A Dialectical Lexicon of Terms. 2011.
  2. New Oxford American Dictionary (2nd ed.)