from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- adj. Of, relating to, or constituting phenomena or a phenomenon.
- adj. Extraordinary; outstanding: a phenomenal feat of memory.
- adj. Philosophy Known or derived through the senses rather than through the mind.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- adj. Very remarkable; highly extraordinary; amazing.
- adj. Perceptible by the senses through immediate experience.
- adj. Of or pertaining to the appearance of the world, as opposed to the ultimate nature of the world as it is in itself.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Relating to, or of the nature of, a phenomenon; hence, extraordinary; wonderful.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Of, pertaining to, or of the nature of phenomena, or the appearances of things, as distinguished from the things in themselves; pertaining to the occurrences or changing phases of matter or mind.
- Of the nature of a phenomenon, or extraordinary fact in nature; so surprising or extraordinary as to arrest the attention or excite wonder; impressively notable or important; beyond what is common or usual; remarkable: as, the phenomenal growth of the United States; a brain of phenomenal size.
- n. That which is in the nature of a phenomenon.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. exceedingly or unbelievably great
- adj. of or relating to a phenomenon
Apple said it owed its blockbuster quarter to what it called phenomenal holiday sales.
Mormons are masters of proselytizing--the increase in numbers "shows that a church group can produce a short-term phenomenal growth rate by committing resources to missionary activity," according to Professor James W. Dow in his 2003 scholarly paper "The Growth of Protestant Religions In Mexico and Central America."
What's phenomenal is how more and more are coming together out of a unshakable sense of hope and a clarifying sense of vision to help contribute to a greater level of unity.
` ` Brodeur was again phenomenal, '' Penguins coach Michel Therrien said.
Astral events are absolutely phenomenal from the country views.
"Jeff Hackett was again phenomenal, especially in the first five minutes," Canadiens coach Michel Therrien.
Such qualia are sometimes referred to as phenomenal properties and the associated sort of consciousness as phenomenal consciousness, but the latter term is perhaps more properly applied to the overall structure of experience and involves far more than sensory qualia.
Shockley was phenomenal from the point of view of his physical intuition.
In short, the absolute or noumenal, according to Spencer, though not known as the phenomenal or relative is known, is so far from being for knowledge a pure blank, that the phenomenal, which is said to be known, is in the strict sense inconceivable without it.
Women have not been left behind in the march of events, and that their advance along the lines of progress and culture has been phenomenal is the only conclusion that can be arrived at after studying the subject.