noumenon

noun
nou·me·non | \ ˈnü-mə-ˌnän \
plural noumena\ˈnü-mə-nə, -ˌnä \

Definition of noumenon 

: a posited object or event as it appears in itself independent of perception by the senses

Other words from noumenon

noumenal \ˈnü-mə-nᵊl \ adjective

First Known Use of noumenon

1796, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for 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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