Phenomenology Definition

fĭ-nŏmə-nŏlə-jē
noun
The philosophical study of phenomena, as distinguished from ontology, the study of being; specif., such a study of perceptual experience in its purely subjective aspect.
Webster's New World
A philosophy or method of inquiry based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events as they are perceived or understood in human consciousness and not of anything independent of human consciousness.
American Heritage
A descriptive or classificatory account of the phenomena of a given body of knowledge, without any further attempt at explanation.
Webster's New World
A movement based on this, originated about 1905 by Edmund Husserl.
American Heritage
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phenomenology
Plural:
phenomenologies

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