• (RP) IPA: /ˈnuːmənɒn/, /ˈnaʊmənɒn/
  • (GA) IPA: /ˈnumənɑn/

noumenon (plural noumena)

  1. (from Immanuel Kant philosophy on) A thing as it is independent of any conceptualization or perception by the human mind, postulated by practical reason but existing in a condition which is in principle unknowable and unexperienceable.
    Synonyms: thing-in-itself
    Antonyms: phenomenon
Related terms Translations
  • French: noumène
  • German: Noumenon
  • Italian: noumeno
  • Portuguese: númeno
  • Russian: ноу́мен
  • Spanish: noúmeno

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