phe·​nom·​e·​no·​log·​i·​cal | \ fi-ˌnä-mə-nə-ˈlä-ji-kəl How to pronounce phenomenological (audio) \

Definition of phenomenological

1 : of or relating to phenomenology
3 : of or relating to phenomenalism

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phenomenologically \ fi-​ˌnä-​mə-​nə-​ˈlä-​ji-​k(ə-​)lē How to pronounce phenomenologically (audio) \ adverb

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In the first, Sontag plays the role of the ghost of camp’s past [to illustrate] both its etymological and phenomenological origins. Luke Leitch, Vogue, "“From Sun Kings to Drag Queens:” Alessandro Michele, Anna Wintour, and Andrew Bolton Set Up Camp in Milan," 22 Feb. 2019 This capability will be provided through basic phenomenological research, hardware, and algorithm development of sense-through-wall technology that can directly support tactical expeditionary urban operations in the Global War on Terrorism (GWOT). Sharon Weinberger, WIRED, "Pentagon Goal: Render Walls “Transparent”," 1 July 2007

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First Known Use of phenomenological

circa 1858, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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