noumenon

play
noun nou·me·non \ˈnü-mə-ˌnän\

Definition of noumenon

plural

noumena

play \ˈnü-mə-nə, -ˌnä\
  1. :  a posited object or event as it appears in itself independent of perception by the senses

noumenal

play \ˈnü-mə-nəl\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of noumenon

German, from Greek nooumenon that which is apprehended by thought, from neuter of present passive participle of noein to think, conceive, from nous mind


First Known Use: 1796



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