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Definition of "stigmatism" []

  • 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. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "stigmatism" in a sentence
  • "Then there is the whole stigmatism of being full of yourself."
  • "My stigmatism stuttered just so in a first fast scan and I thought it said "co-offenders.""
  • "That stigmatism was apparently short lived, unlike that of the swastika of Nazi Germany, and the fasces appears today on several symbols of U.S. government, including the seal of the U.S. Senate and on the frieze of the facade of the U.S."