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phenomenalism

noun phe·nom·e·nal·ism \-nə-ˌli-zəm\

Definition of PHENOMENALISM

1
:  a theory that limits knowledge to phenomena only
2
:  a theory that all knowledge is of phenomena and that what is construed to be perception of material objects is simply perception of sense-data
phe·nom·e·nal·ist \-list\ noun or adjective
phe·nom·e·nal·is·tic \-ˌnä-mə-nə-ˈlis-tik\ adjective
phe·nom·e·nal·is·ti·cal·ly \-ti-k(ə-)lē\ adverb

First Known Use of PHENOMENALISM

circa 1865

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