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


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



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