Synonyms of phenomenon
1 occurrenceDictionary • scientific explanations of this natural phenomenon
occurrence • Traffic jams are now a daily occurrence.
happening • plans to hire freelance reporters to cover the latest happenings
fact • He was sure the gun was planted after the fact.
event • in the wake of recent events in Europe
incident • They have not based it on any incident from the past.
circumstance • I'm making inquiries about the circumstances of her murder.
episode • an unfortunate and rather sordid episode in my life
2 wonderDictionary • The Loch Ness monster is not the only bizarre phenomenon that bookmakers take bets on.
wonder • a fascinating lecture on the wonders of nature
spectacle • the bizarre spectacle of an actor desperately demanding an encore
sight • I am going to show you the sights of our wonderful city.
miracle • It's a miracle no one was killed.
marvel • A new technological marvel was invented there - the electron microscope.
prodigy • people performing prodigies of superhuman endurance
usage note:Although phenomena is often treated as a singular, this is not grammatically correct. Phenomenon is the singular form of this word, and phenomena the plural; so several new phenomena were recorded in his notes is correct, but that is an interesting phenomena is not.
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circumstanceThe circumstances of an event are the way it happened or the causes of it.
• I'm making inquiries about the circumstances of her murder.
• an unfortunate and rather sordid episode in my life
eventAn event is something that happens, especially when it is unusual or important. You can use events to describe all the things that are happening in a particular situation.
• in the wake of recent events in Europe
Thesaurus for phenomenon from the Collins English Thesaurus
anything that can be perceived as an occurrence or fact by the senses