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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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Examples for phenomenology
  • AR content must be accounted for in our quotidian phenomenology.
  • Then again, phenomenology is making an interesting come-back, particularly in the consciousness studies and researches.
  • Identical phenomenology, but vastly different implications for the underlying physics.
British Dictionary definitions for phenomenology

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 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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