epiphenomenal

adjective
epi·​phe·​nom·​e·​nal | \ ˌe-pi-fi-ˈnä-mə-nᵊl How to pronounce epiphenomenal (audio) \

Definition of epiphenomenal

: of or relating to an epiphenomenon : derivative

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epiphenomenally \ ˌe-​pi-​fi-​ˈnä-​mə-​nᵊl-​ē How to pronounce epiphenomenally (audio) \ adverb

Examples of epiphenomenal in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Culture becomes epiphenomenal, a reflection of underlying social relations. Louis Menand, The New Yorker, "How Cultural Anthropologists Redefined Humanity," 19 Aug. 2019

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First Known Use of epiphenomenal

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Epiphenomenal.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/epiphenomenal. Accessed 4 Aug. 2020.

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