from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as physiognomy, 1.
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The exceptionally acute psychiatrist Meynert shows11 how physiognomics depends on irradiation and parallel images.
But physiognomics concerns itself with the features of the face taken in themselves and with the changes which accompany the alterations of consciousness, whereas mimicry deals with the voluntary alterations of expression and gesture which are supposed to externalize internal conditions.
“physiognomics” a deep truth; but this truth is not expressible in definite words and lines.