(Phe"no*late) n. [Phenol + -ate.] (Chem.) A compound of phenol analogous to a salt.
(Phe*nom"e*nal) a. [Cf. F. phénoménal.] Relating to, or of the nature of, a phenomenon; hence,
extraordinary; wonderful; as, a phenomenal memory. Phe*nom"e*nal*ly, adv.
(Phe*nom"e*nal*ism) n. (Metaph.) That theory which limits positive or scientific knowledge
to phenomena only, whether material or spiritual.
(Phe*nom"e*nist) n. One who believes in the theory of phenomenalism.
(Phe*nom`e*nol"o*gy) n. [Phenomenon + -logy: cf. F. phénoménologie.] A description,
history, or explanation of phenomena. "The phenomenology of the mind." Sir W. Hamilton.
(Phe*nom"e*non) n.; pl. Phenomena [L. phaenomenon, Gr. faino`menon, fr. fai`nesqai
to appear, fai`nein to show. See Phantom.]
1. An appearance; anything visible; whatever, in matter or spirit, is apparent to, or is apprehended by,
observation; as, the phenomena of heat, light, or electricity; phenomena of imagination or memory.
In the phenomena of the material world, and in many of the phenomena of mind.Stewart.
2. That which strikes one as strange, unusual, or unaccountable; an extraordinary or very remarkable
person, thing, or occurrence; as, a musical phenomenon.
(Phe"nose`) n. [Phenyl + dextrose.] (Chem.) A sweet amorphous deliquescent substance
obtained indirectly from benzene, and isometric with, and resembling, dextrose.
Phenyl hydrate (Chem.), phenol or carbolic acid. Phenyl hydrazine (Chem.), a nitrogenous
base (C6H5.N2H3) produced artificially as a colorless oil which unites with acids, ketones, etc., to form
(Phe"nyl) n. [Gr. to bring to light + -yl: cf. F. phényle. So called because it is a by-product of
illuminating gas.] (Chem.) A hydrocarbon radical (C6H5) regarded as the essential residue of benzene,
and the basis of an immense number of aromatic derivatives.