epiphenomena epiphenomena

Definition(s):

  • (n) a secondary phenomenon that is a by-product of another phenomenon

Usage(s):

  1. Although certain self-parodying epiphenomena of the Age of Profligacy so long, Paris Hilton! are about to disappear, fun will endure.
  2. Specifically, he regards the views of these Pennsylvanians as epiphenomena--byproducts of economic stagnation--in a way he doesn't regard, say, his own views as epiphenomena.
  3. Material science shies from these things, calling them epiphenomena, programs running on a computer, tunes on a piano.
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