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  • adj. Of or pertaining to a homunculus.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Resembling or characteristic of a homunculus.


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From Latin homo.


  • This phenomenon is called "homuncular flexibility."

    On the Threshold of the Avatar Era

  • 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.

    Notable & Quotable

  • 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.

    Descartes and the Pineal Gland

  • (There are teleological and homuncular forms of functionalism, which I do not consider here.)

    The Identity Theory of Mind

  • Gollum, Mini-Me, James Carville — in their vastly different ways they all promote homuncular vitality.

    Never Mind

  • Subject: conspiracy to export homuncular material.

    Science Fiction Hall of Fame

  • Kevin Bacon gamely plays Nixon's loyal aide, Marine Col. Jack Brennan, and Toby Jones is the president's peculiar, homuncular agent, Swifty Lazar.

    Colorado Springs Independent

  • 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"

    Serendip's Exchange -


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