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phænomena

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phænomena

  1. plural form of phænomenon
    • 1796 CE, Antoine-François de Fourcroy, Elements of Chemistry, and Natural History: To which is Prefixed the Philosophy of Chemistry, pages 209–210:
      The phænomena of the diſtillation of amber favour this opinion: It affords actually a ſort of naphtha, and a petroleum too, of a higher or a lighter brown colour, according to the degree of heat employed, and the length of time ſpent in the operation.
    • 1798 CE, Pierre Simon La Place, Exposition du Système du Monde (translated as “on the System of the World”), chapter III: “on Time, and its measure”, quoted in:
    • 1799 CE, Author unknown, The Monthly review. New and improved ser, page 500:
      It is desirable that all people should adopt one and the same æra, independant of moral revolutions, and founded solely on astronomical phænomena.
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      The work is divided into chapters. The 1st discusses the diurnal motions of the heavens ; in which the phænomena that ordinarily present themselves are noted and explained.