||Nou"me*non (?), n. [NL. fr. Gr. ?
the thing perceived, p. pr. pass. of ? to perceive, ? the mind.]
(Metaph.) The of itself unknown and unknowable rational
object, or thing in itself, which is distinguished from the
phenomenon through which it is apprehended by the senses, and
by which it is interpreted and understood; -- so used in the
philosophy of Kant and his followers.