What does the word phenomenon mean?

Usage examples for phenomenon

  1. " It only needs one genuine phenomenon to convince him of her sincerity. – Victor Ollnee's Discipline by Hamlin Garland
  2. He showed for the first time how widely spread this phenomenon is, and attempted to give an explanation of the use to the plant of the power of sleeping. – Darwin and Modern Science by A.C. Seward and Others
  3. We have the phenomenon of a being that is free and existing for itself, yet in some way dependent upon an absolute spiritual life. – Rudolph Eucken by Abel J. Jones