• WordNet 3.6
    • n phenomenology a philosophical doctrine proposed by Edmund Husserl based on the study of human experience in which considerations of objective reality are not taken into account
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Phenomenology A description, history, or explanation of phenomena. "The phenomenology of the mind."
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n phenomenology A description or history of phenomena.
    • n phenomenology In Kantian terminology, a division of the metaphysics of nature which determines motion and rest merely in respect to the mode of representing them as phenomena of sense.
    • n phenomenology In Hegelian philosophy, the exposition of the evolution of knowledge.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Phenomenology a description of phenomena
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  • Albert Einstein
    “When the number of factors coming into play in a phenomenological complex is too large scientific method in most cases fails.”


Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
Phenomenon, + -logy,: cf. F. phénoménologie,
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr. phainomenonphainein, to show.


In literature:

In the last, as Julian Schmidt says, the ever varying scenery is made a 'frame for a kind of phenomenology of mankind.
"The Development of the Feeling for Nature in the Middle Ages and Modern Times" by Alfred Biese
It falls under the three heads of anthropology, phenomenology and psychology proper.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 13, Slice 2" by Various
Phenomenology; III-V. Logic; VI.-VII.
"A History of Philosophy in Epitome" by Albert Schwegler

In news:

Being an ex-drug-addict turned neuroscientist brings a unique insight into the physiological and phenomenological realities of addiction.
An essay on the phenomenological ontology of racial preferences.
The Phenomenology of Harry, or the Critique of Pure Potter.
British artist Ryan Gander 's wildly non-signature conceptual undertakings explore order and chaos phenomenologically, and always find a looming kismet in unknown quantities.

In science:

The Einstein equations, which right-hand sides contain the energy-momentum tensor of matter, are phenomenological equations.
Macroscopic Einstein equations for a system of interacting particles and their cosmological applications
Detailed phenomenology of this model related to the flavor-changing processes both in quark and lepton sectors, radiatively induced neutrino masses and decays of the LSP can be found in a recent paper .
From Prototype SU(5) to Realistic SU(7) SUSY GUT
The σ -model is a phenomenological model for the interactions of pions and nucleons.
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
However, phenomenological arguments and lattice QCD simulations indicate that h ¯ψψi ≈ −(240 MeV)3 .
Random Matrix Theory and Chiral Symmetry in QCD
It follows, that the main player in these models becomes the shape of the scalar field potential, which due to scaling properties of the energy density of the scalar field [6, 7, 8] determines much of the model phenomenology.
Exact Inflationary Solutions from a Superpotential
The point is that universal behavior and the phenomenologically relevant nonuniversal properties are found in the same lattice simulations.
Randomness on the Lattice
A phenomenological approach to a global spectrophotometric description of galaxy evolution was recently discussed by Devriend, Guiderdoni & Sadat (1999).
High-Redshift Galaxies: The Far-Infrared and Sub-Millimeter View
QCD-phenomenology suggests that at the phase transition α is close to 1.
QCD at high baryon density in a random matrix model
In this phenomenological picture a few very plausible assumptions are made.
Computer Science in Physics
From the phenomenological standpoint, there is one free parameter in the model of , that is the 5D gravity scale M(5) .
Comments on "A Supernova Brane Scan"
Phenomenological approaches can also be applied to study dense systems.
Helium nanodroplets and trapped Bose-Einstein condensates as prototypes of finite quantum fluids
At the core of this phenomenology is the separation of the time scales of fast and slow variables.
Off equilibrium response function in the one dimensional random field Ising model
The various observations of superfluidity was successfully explained by the phenomenological two fluid model , which is based on the idea that the system consists of an inviscid superfluid and a viscous normal fluid.
Bose-Einstein condensation and superfluidity of dilute Bose gas in a random potential
This paper has focused on models where the deflector population is derived from observed galaxy populations, which I refer to as phenomenology models.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda
The differences between phenomenology and theory models clearly need further study.
Rethinking Lensing and Lambda