from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The condition of being affected by stigmata.
- n. The state of a refracting or reflecting system in which light rays from a single point are accurately focused at another point.
- n. Normal eyesight.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. Image-formation property of an optical system which focuses a single point source in object space into a single point in image space
- n. Normal eyesight, anastigmatic state
- n. State of having some stigmata
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The condition in which stigmata are present.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. normal eyesight
- n. (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
- n. the condition of having or being marked by stigmata
Then there is the whole stigmatism of being full of yourself.
My stigmatism stuttered just so in a first fast scan and I thought it said "co-offenders."
That stigmatism was apparently short lived, unlike that of the swastika of Nazi Germany, and the fasces appears today on several symbols of U.S. government, including the seal of the U.S. Senate and on the frieze of the facade of the U.S.
They suffered stigmatism, criminalization (jailed for picketing the White House on trumped up charges), they endured abuse at the hands of government officials (force feeding in jail while on a hunger strike).
Jayme knows the stigmatism surrounding the sex-trade industry, but she knows the dangers within the industry even more.
I'm a premature baby with a stigmatism, asthma and I've ruptured an eardrum.
That stigmatism was apparently short lived, unlike that of the swastika of Nazi Germany, and the fasces appears today on several symbols of U.S. government, including the seal of the U.S.
We need to change the very words we use to analyze writing so that we can wash this stigmatism out of our collective consciousnesses and allow writers to expand their 'toolkit' and readers to explore more methods of storytelling.
Is a society where the stigmatism of prostitution is eroding, where middle-class young women and much younger dress like hookers putting our daughters in greater danger?
And when you look at their website you learn words like electron microscope, a stigmatism and nano-manipulation, which was used to make that.
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