Definitions

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  • adj. Of or pertaining to physiognomy

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to physiognomy; according with the principles of physiognomy.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to physiognomy, the face, or the art of discerning character in the face. Also physiognomonic.

Etymologies

physiognomy +‎ -ic (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • Some people start with the visual or physiognomic characteristics.

    Bird Cloud

  • According to recent work by Nikolaas Oosterhof and Alexander Todorov of Princeton's psychology department, we form our first opinions of someone's trustworthiness through a quick physiognomic snapshot.

    Boing Boing

  • With great talent she rendered visible both physiognomic and psychological traits, as well as the intellectual traits of her subjects.

    Mela Muter.

  • The park contains a high diversity of plant communities with striking physiognomic differences.

    Hawaii Volcanoes National Park, United States

  • Currently, these models consider only plant functional types distinguished by their physiological (C3 versus C4 photosynthesis), phenological (deciduous versus evergreen), and physiognomic (grass versus tree) attributes.

    Climate change and fire in the Arctic

  • The audiences and judges initial reaction to Susan was a typical demonstration of the eugenicist, physiognomic exclusionary bias that plagues mainstream T.V.

    PRO-ATTRACTIVENESS BIAS » Sociological Images

  • This implies a marked seasonal pattern and a physiognomic difference between dry and humid seasons.

    Tropical Dry Forests ecoregion (CEC)

  • Furthermore, pronounced floristic and physiognomic gradients are evident in the ecoregion.

    Maputaland-Pondoland bushland and thickets

  • There are more than 25 physiognomic steppe formations in the region.

    Kazakh steppe

  • Cryptosepalum forest represents part of a floristic and physiognomic transition from Guineo-Congolian rain forest to Zambezian woodlands, and many of the plant species found are Guineo-Congolian or Afromontane linking species.

    Zambezian Cryptosepalum dry forests

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