noumenon

noun nou·me·non \ ˈnü-mə-ˌnän \

Definition of noumenon

plural noumena play \ˈnü-mə-nə, -ˌnä\
: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



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