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epiphenomenon

ep·i·phe·nom·e·non

epiphenomenon

 
pronunciation:
e p f na m nan [or] e p f na m nn
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part of speech: noun
inflections: epiphenomena
definition 1: a phenomenon that appears to be related to a more important one.
The closing of many colleges is only an epiphenomenon of the declining number of college-age persons.
definition 2: a condition that accompanies and may result from a disease or illness.
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derivations: epiphenomenal (adj.), epiphenomenally (adv.)