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phenomenon
used in Outliers

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Definition
something that exists or happened — especially something of special interest — sometimes someone or something that is extraordinary
  • This "achievement gap" is a phenomenon that has been observed over and over again, and it typically provokes one of two responses.
    Chapter 9 (30% in)
phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • It wasn't until the mid-1980s, in fact, that a Canadian psychologist named Roger Barnsley first drew attention to the phenomenon of relative age.
    Chapter 1 (34% in)
  • phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
  • Even more social phenomena can be linked to relative age.
    Chapter 1 (76% in)
  • phenomena = interesting observable things
  • The sociologist Robert Merton famously called this phenomenon the "Matthew Effect" after the New Testament verse in the Gospel of Matthew: "For unto everyone that hath shall be given, and he shall have abundance."
    Chapter 1 (79% in)
phenomenon = something that exists and is of special interest
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