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noumenon

  

      n   pl   , -na  
1    (in the philosophy of Kant) a thing as it is in itself, not perceived or interpreted, incapable of being known, but only inferred from the nature of experience  
   Compare       phenomenon       3  
  
See also  
    thing-in-itself  
2    the object of a purely intellectual intuition  
     (C18: via German from Greek: thing being thought of, from noein to think, perceive; related to nous mind)  
   noumenal             adj  
  noumenalism      n  
  noumenalist      n, adj  
  noumenality      n  
  noumenally      adv  
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