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phenomenology

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noun phe·nom·e·nol·o·gy \fi-ˌnä-mə-ˈnä-lə-jē\

Definition of phenomenology

plural

phenomenologies

  1. 1 :  the study of the development of human consciousness and self-awareness as a preface to or a part of philosophy

  2. 2 a (1) :  a philosophical movement that describes the formal structure of the objects of awareness and of awareness itself in abstraction from any claims concerning existence (2) :  the typological classification of a class of phenomena <the phenomenology of religion> b :  an analysis produced by phenomenological investigation

phenomenologist

play \-jist\ noun


Origin and Etymology of phenomenology

German Phänomenologie, from Phänomenon phenomenon + -logie -logy


First Known Use: circa 1797


Medical Dictionary

phenomenology

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noun phe·nom·e·nol·o·gy \fi-ˌnäm-ə-ˈnäl-ə-jē\

Medical Definition of phenomenology

plural

phenomenologies

  1. :  the way in which one perceives and interprets events and one's relationship to them in contrast both to one's objective responses to stimuli and to any inferred unconscious motivation for one's behavior; also :  a psychology based on the theory that phenomenology determines behavior

phenomenological

\fi-ˌnäm-ən-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play adjective



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