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n. the philosophical position of Immanuel Kant, most notably that consciously experienced phenomena (see phenomenon) represent all that humans can know about essentially unknowable realities (see noumenon) and that these phenomena result from the application of certain intrinsic categories of thought to the material of sense experience. —Kantian adj., n.

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June 18th 2024



n. a type of involuntary movement caused by a rapid succession of alternate muscular contractions and relaxations. Although some forms of clonus, such as hiccups, are considered normal, most such movements are abnormal; for example, clonus occurs as part of a tonic–clonic seizure. More severe forms are associated with spinal cord damage, poisoning (e.g., from strychnine), or an infection (e.g., syphilis).