stigmatism


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stig·ma·tism

(stig'mă-tizm),
The condition of having a stigma.
Synonym(s): stigmatization (1)

stigmatism

(stĭg′mə-tĭz′əm)
n.
1. The condition of being affected by stigmata.
2. The state of a refracting or reflecting system in which light rays from a single point are accurately focused at another point.
3. Normal eyesight.

stig·ma·tism

(stig'mă-tizm)
The condition of having a stigma.
Synonym(s): stigmatization (1) .

stigmatism 

The condition of an optical system in which light from a point source forms an image which is also a point, as distinguished from astigmatism. See astigmatism.
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Stigma works, and should replace stigmatism, which may also mean "normal eyesight." One will wager that most listeners heard astigmatism--a kind of visual defect--and totally lost sight of whatever the message was supposed to be.
``My eyesight was fine before but now I have been told I will have a permanent stigmatism and experience a lot of glare in bright lights,'' he said.
Due to similar learning experiences, interests, and communication skills, the peer work not only provides opportunities for a student to improve his or her writing by seeking out collaboration and receiving constructive correction of errors, but also allows the student to get redirective advice about a piece of writing "without the stigmatism of failure that frequently accompanies such assistance directly from a teacher" (p.
Then, tackle each as a separate problem, thereby reducing the stigmatism that the job is too complex to solve.
Organizations, especially well-grounded board members who theoretically deal with the real world, look at their executive ranks among nonprofits with some sort of stigmatism.
For a number of African-American students, the pursuit of academic excellence is looked upon as stigmatism to be avoided (Fordham & Ogbu, 1986).
He said: "You cannot have peace and stigmatism, you cannot have reconciliation and stigmatism, you cannot have international understanding and stigmatism."
Lack of fair recognition includes: negative image of the poor groups, social discrimination, cultural inequalities, prejudices in the wider society, hostility, stigmatism, segregation, ethnic discrimination and low participation rates of women (ibid.).
The article then shows the multiple effects of de-industrialisation on this social entity and observes that the stigmatism associated with the industrial identity survived the closure of the factory.
* The social stigmatism associated with overweight and obesity is eradicated.
Both the stigmatism and the description itself were unfair.
In the age group less than and equal to 25 years and more than 25 years, and in both groups with a stigmatism and without a stigmatism before operation there was no significant difference.