V2 Vocabulary Building Dictionary
Definition: 1. something known through experience, rather than intuition or logic; 2. an unusual occurrence or development; 3. an exceptional person
Synonyms: event, circumstance, occurrence, wonder, abnormality, episode, spectacle, sensation, marvel, prodigy
Antonyms: illusion, impression, triviality
Tips: Phenomenon is derived from the Greek phainomenon, which means "that which appears or is seen." A phenomenon is something that is known by seeing or experiencing it. It can also be used to refer to an extraordinary person, someone who shines. A person who is a phenomenon can also be called a "phenom."
Hot springs are a natural phenomenon that people flock to see. (wonder)
The band was an American phenomenon, loved by everyone. (sensation)
His extraordinary abilities labeled him as a phenomenon. (marvel, sensation)
The Northern Lights over Alaska are a phenomenon that I would love to see someday. (occurrence, wonder)
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