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phenomenon

Pronunciation: /fɪˈnɑːmənɑːn; fəˈnɒmɪnən/

Translation of phenomenon in Spanish:

noun/nombre (plural -mena)

  • 1.1 (fact, event) fenómeno (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • I might add that sometimes explanations of physical phenomena involve mathematical facts.
    • It was left to Newton to provide the mathematical explanation of the phenomena that they observed.
    • They want science to be redefined to include non-natural or supernatural explanations for natural phenomena.
    1.2 (prodigy) fenómeno (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Perhaps the remarkable phenomenon is that anything like the old nationalism echoed at all.
    • Hip-hop has long been one of the most fashion-conscious cultural phenomena in America.
    • As he nears the end of his remarkable career, Warne is a phenomenon waiting to be cast in gold for posterity.

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