Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Resembling or characteristic of a homunculus.
- adj. Of or pertaining to a homunculus.
- From Latin homo. (Wiktionary)
“This phenomenon is called "homuncular flexibility.”
“When North Korean dictator Kim Jong Il died of a coronary this weekend after 17 years in power, the homuncular tyrant left his country much as he found it—poor and desperately hungry.”
“This remark shows that Descartes tried to avoid the so-called “homuncular fallacy,” which explains perception by assuming that there is a little man in the head who perceives the output of the sense organs, and obviously leads to an infinite regress.”
“(There are teleological and homuncular forms of functionalism, which I do not consider here.)”
“Gollum, Mini-Me, James Carville — in their vastly different ways they all promote homuncular vitality.”
“Subject: conspiracy to export homuncular material.”
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“Kevin Bacon gamely plays Nixon's loyal aide, Marine Col. Jack Brennan, and Toby Jones is the president's peculiar, homuncular agent, Swifty Lazar.”
“Researchers at the University of Konstanz report "overlap or smearing of the homuncular organization of the representation of the digits in the primary somatosensory cortex”
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Words taken from Infinite Jest by David Foster Wallace.
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