Definition of epiphenomenal in English:

epiphenomenal

adjective

See epiphenomenon

  • ‘But the talk is largely epiphenomenal (an afterthought).’
  • ‘If all causation is physical, then the epiphenomenal mental state (if it even exists) is irrelevant to the act of causation.’
  • ‘But I know enough to say with confidence that a trade deficit, though it may be epiphenomenal to other economic difficulties, cannot itself be deemed a problem.’
  • ‘Furthermore, these emergent qualities are causally relevant to the physical - they are not epiphenomenal.’
  • ‘She argues, based on statistical modeling of such data, that the two effects can't be reduced to epiphenomenal projections of a single underlying effect, as some have suggested.’