Phenomenology - [fi-nom-uh-nol-uh-jee]
1. the study of phenomena.
2. the system of Husserl and his followers stressing the description of phenomena.
3. A philosophy or method of inquiry based on the premise that reality consists of objects and events as they are perceived or understood in human consciousness and not of anything independent of human consciousness.
4. A movement based on this, originated about 1905 by Edmund Husserl.