|Origin:||Greek phainomenon, from phainein 'to show'|
phe‧nom‧e‧non W3 plural phenomena [countable]
something that happens or exists in society, science, or nature, especially something that is studied because it is difficult to understand
the growing phenomenon of telecommuting
Homelessness is not a new phenomenon.
natural/historical/social etc phenomenon
Language is a social and cultural phenomenon.
something or someone that is very unusual because of a rare quality or ability that they have