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Phaenomenon

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Phænomenon. n.s. This has sometimes phænomena in the plural. [φαίνομενον.] An appearance in the works of nature.

The paper was black, and the colours intense and thick, that the phænomenon might be conspicuous. Newton.

These are curiosities of little or no moment to the understanding the phænomenon of nature. Newton.

Sources: Newton, Isaac (40)

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