Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In zoology and anatomy, a point; a dot; a pit; a papilla; some little place, as if a mere point, in any way distinguished.
- n. [capitalized] In conchology, a genus of geophilous pulmonate gastropods, type of family Punctidæ: so called on account of its minute size.
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. A point.
- n. (anatomy) a point or small area
- Latin a point (Wiktionary)
“She is a good writer, though a bit of a smarty pants using words like "punctum" instead of "point".”
“I started this as 120 bpm to the punctum and adjusted as the episemas and text demand.”
“The Swede on the cusp of 50 can accept this. punctum on 12 March 2010”
“I am equally as scathing at “old lags” doing likewise. punctum on 12 March 2010”
“In Camera Lucida, Barthes distinguishes between the "studium" and the "punctum" of the photograph.”
“The studium denotes the cultural or political interpretation of the photograph; the punctum denotes the personally touching detail that establishes a direct relationship with the object or person within it.”
“As for punctum, I can nearly smell my mother's hair, almost feel the fabric of her dress, sense the lovable vulnerability of my little brother Neil (he's in the striped shirt).”
“Perhaps studium and punctum merge in one detail: look at my mother's hemline – she never wore a dress that short before or since.”
“It's all punctum – if there's any studium there you can have it for free and use it for a boring sociological thesis.”
“It's that punctum thing that Barthes talks about, I think, that's the coil & spring you talk about, and that's not about narrative.”
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