WOTD


WORD OF THE DAY
Epiphenomenon
ep-ee-fə-NAH-mən-ahn
Part of speech: noun
Origin: New Latin, early 18th century
1

A secondary effect or byproduct that arises from but does not causally influence a process.

Examples of Epiphenomenon in a sentence

“Some economists believe the rising inflation rates are simply an epiphenomenon.”

“Maggie’s doctor felt her symptoms were an epiphenomenon and not a direct correlation.”