An example of phenomenon is a lunar eclipse.
An example of phenomenon is a classical musical great such as Beethoven.
Other Word Forms
Origin of phenomenon
- Late Latin phaenomenon from Greek phainomenon from neuter present participle of phainesthai to appear bhā-1 in Indo-European roots
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Late Latin phaenomenon (“appearance"), from Ancient Greek φαινόμενον (phainomenon, “thing appearing to view"), neuter present passive participle of φαίνω (phainō, “I show").