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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun The condition of being affected by stigmata.
  • noun The state of a refracting or reflecting system in which light rays from a single point are accurately focused at another point.
  • noun Normal eyesight.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The condition in which stigmata are present.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun optics Image-formation property of an optical system which focuses a single point source in object space into a single point in image space
  • noun medicine Normal eyesight, anastigmatic state
  • noun pathology State of having some stigmata

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun normal eyesight
  • noun (optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point
  • noun the condition of having or being marked by stigmata

Etymologies

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Derived from Ancient Greek στίγματος (stigmatos, "point") +‎ -ism.

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