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phenomenology

[fi-nom-uh-nol-uh-jee] /fɪˌnɒm əˈnɒl ə dʒi/
noun, Philosophy
1.
the study of phenomena.
2.
the system of Husserl and his followers stressing the description of phenomena.
Origin
1790-1800
1790-1800; phenomen(on) + -o- + -logy
Related forms
phenomenological
[fi-nom-uh-nl-oj-i-kuh l] /fɪˌnɒm ə nlˈɒdʒ ɪ kəl/ (Show IPA),
phenomenologic, adjective
phenomenologically, adverb
phenomenologist, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for phenomenologically

phenomenology

/fɪˌnɒmɪˈnɒlədʒɪ/
noun (philosophy)
1.
the movement founded by Husserl that concentrates on the detailed description of conscious experience, without recourse to explanation, metaphysical assumptions, and traditional philosophical questions
2.
the science of phenomena as opposed to the science of being
Derived Forms
phenomenological (fɪˌnɒmɪnəˈlɒdʒɪkəl) adjective
phenomenologically, adverb
phenomenologist, noun
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Word Origin and History for phenomenologically

phenomenology

n.

1797, from German Phänomenologie, used as the title of the fourth part of the "Neues Organon" of German physicist Johann Heinrich Lambert (1728-1777), coined from Greek phainomenon (see phenomenon) + -logia (see -logy). Psychological sense, especially in Gestalt theory, is from 1930. Related: Phenomenological.

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