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phenomenal

[fi-nom-uh-nl] /fɪˈnɒm ə nl/
adjective
1.
highly extraordinary or prodigious; exceptional:
phenomenal speed.
2.
of or pertaining to phenomena.
3.
of the nature of a phenomenon; cognizable by the senses.
Origin
1815-1825
1815-25; phenomen(on) + -al1
Related forms
phenomenality, noun
phenomenally, adverb
nonphenomenal, adjective
nonphenomenally, adverb
semiphenomenal, adjective
semiphenomenally, adverb
unphenomenal, adjective
unphenomenally, adverb
Can be confused
phenomena, phenomenal, phenomenon (see usage note at phenomenon)
Synonyms
1. uncommon, outstanding, surpassing, unprecedented.
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British Dictionary definitions for phenomenality

phenomenal

/fɪˈnɒmɪnəl/
adjective
1.
of or relating to a phenomenon
2.
extraordinary; outstanding; remarkable a phenomenal achievement
3.
(philosophy) known or perceived by the senses rather than the mind
Derived Forms
phenomenally, adverb
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Word Origin and History for phenomenality
phenomenal
1825, "of the nature of a phenomenon," from phenomenon. A hybrid coined 1825 by Coleridge (with suffix from L. -alis). Meaning "remarkable, exceptional" is from 1850.
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