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The combustion of this match is an observable event and therefore a phenomenon.
The combustion of this match is an observable event and therefore a phenomenon.

A phenomenon (Greek: φαινόμενoν, pl. phenomena φαινόμενα) is any occurrence that is observable.[1] Look up phenomenon, phenomena in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Image File history File links Beschreibung: Match Fire Wood Quelle: Fotografiert im Dezember 2004 Fotograf: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Match ... Image File history File links Beschreibung: Match Fire Wood Quelle: Fotografiert im Dezember 2004 Fotograf: Heidas Wikipedia account All pictures please use this discussion page File links The following pages link to this file: Match ... For other uses, see Match (disambiguation). ... Look up event in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...

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Use in physics

In physics phenomena are the subject of all observation. A phenomenon may be a feature of matter, energy, or spacetime. For example, Isaac Newton made observations of the phenomenon of the moon's orbit. Additionally, Galileo Galilei made observations of pendulum related phenomena. [2] A magnet levitating above a high-temperature superconductor demonstrates the Meissner effect. ... This article is about matter in physics and chemistry. ... For other uses of this term, see Spacetime (disambiguation). ... Sir Isaac Newton FRS (4 January 1643 – 31 March 1727) [ OS: 25 December 1642 – 20 March 1727][1] was an English physicist, mathematician, astronomer, natural philosopher, and alchemist. ... Galileo redirects here. ...


General use

The word phenomenon is also used in popular culture to describe a natural event with a large scale. The difference between the use of phenomenon in general use and that in physics is that in general use it is only used to describe observable events of epic proportions. For example: "That bolt of lightning was an amazing phenomenon." In addition, phenomenon can also refer to a surprising course of development, such as an unusually successful career. Not to be confused with lighting. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ...


Use in philosophy

In philosophy, the use of the word phenomenon differs from other uses in that it refers to perceived events. Phenomena may be perceived through a person's senses or with their mind. For other uses, see Philosophy (disambiguation). ... Senses Senses are a UK based alternative rock band from Coventry. ...


See also

Phenomenon can be used for firing up the rocket ships and taking out the power of a computer! A physical system is a system that is comprised of matter and energy. ... For other uses, see Observation (disambiguation). ... The term physicalism was coined by Otto Neurath, in a series of early 20th century essays on the subject, in which he wrote According to physicalism, the language of physics is the universal language of science and, consequently, any knowledge can be brought back to the statements on the physical... The noumenon (plural: noumena) classically refers to an object of human inquiry, understanding or cognition. ...


References

  1. ^ New Oxford American Dictionary (2nd ed.)
  2. ^ Jeremy Bernstein, A Theory for Everything, Copernicus, An imprint of Springer-Verlag, New York, 1996, hardback, ISBN 0-387-94700-0

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Raynaud's Phenomenon (0 words)
Raynaud's phenomenon is a disorder that affects the blood vessels in the fingers, toes, ears, and nose.
For people who have Raynaud's phenomenon, this normal body response is intensified by the sudden spasmodic contractions of the small blood vessels (arterioles) that supply blood to the fingers and toes.
Raynaud's phenomenon is seen in approximately 85 to 95 percent of patients with scleroderma and mixed connective tissue disease, and it is present in about one-third of patients with systemic lupus erythematosus.
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Although Raynaud's phenomenon is not life threatening, severe cases cause disability and may force workers to leave their jobs.
This is called "primary Raynaud's phenomenon," "Raynaud's disease" or "constitutional white finger." It usually affects both hands equally, and attacks of white finger occur in response to stress as well as cold.
Raynaud's phenomenon is primarily a concern for workers who handle vibrating tools or equipment such as pneumatic drills, jackhammers, chipping hammers, riveting tools, impact wrenches, pavement-breakers, gasoline-powered chain saws, electric tools and grinding wheels, especially in pedestal grinders.
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