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Definition of "phenomenal" [phe•nom•e•nal]

  • Of, relating to, or constituting phenomena or a phenomenon. (adjective)
  • Extraordinary; outstanding: a phenomenal feat of memory. (adjective)
  • Philosophy Known or derived through the senses rather than through the mind. (adjective)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "phenomenal" in a sentence
  • "Apple said it owed its blockbuster quarter to what it called phenomenal holiday sales."
  • "Mormons are masters of proselytizing--the increase in numbers "shows that a church group can produce a short-term phenomenal growth rate by committing resources to missionary activity," according to Professor James W. Dow in his 2003 scholarly paper "The Growth of Protestant Religions In Mexico and Central America.""
  • "What's phenomenal is how more and more are coming together out of a unshakable sense of hope and a clarifying sense of vision to help contribute to a greater level of unity."