phenomenon

noun
ADJECTIVE
common, universal, widespread
global, worldwide

The unfolding energy crisis is very much a global phenomenon.

natural
well-known
isolated, rare, unique
growing

the growing phenomenon of air rage

new, novel, recent
contemporary, modern
amazing

amazing natural phenomena

fascinating, interesting
bizarre, curious, inexplicable, mysterious, peculiar, remarkable, strange, unusual
complex
observable
biological, cultural, economic, historical, linguistic, mental, physical, political, psychological, religious, social, urban
paranormal, psychic, supernatural

He conducted a scientific investigation into paranormal phenomena.

cult

The movie has become a bona fide cult phenomenon.

VERB + PHENOMENON
investigate

His job is to investigate supernatural phenomena.

examine, observe, study

I observed a similar phenomenon in Bolivia.

explain

How does one explain this incredible phenomenon?

understand
become

The movie has become a summer phenomenon.

PHENOMENON + VERB
arise, emerge, happen, occur

The phenomenon occurs in the early stages of pregnancy.

exist

She proved scientifically that such phenomena exist.


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