morphography


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morphography

(mor-fŏg′ră-fē) [″ + graphein, to write]
The classification of organisms by form and structure.
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His articles on Little Italies, the commerce of migration, ethnic neighbourhoods, and diversity in Toronto had a specificity that allowed the reader not only to imagine the morphography of the ethnic enclaves but to fathom the reasons for the development of physical structures and social relations in those neighbourhoods.
How is it, with all our contraindications, that the library can actually be conceived as infinite when our permutations of the given data point to a finite number of books, a finite morphography? Borges's narrator presents two ineffaceable axioms pertaining to the library: the first demonstrating its infinite nature, and the second its finite constituency.