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phenomenology

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

Medical Definition of phenomenology

plural phe·nom·e·nol·o·gies

  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

  2. phe·nom·e·no·log·i·cal \fi-ˌnäm-ən-əl-ˈäj-i-kəl\play adjective




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