stigmatism


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Legal, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

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.

stigmatism

[stig′mətiz′əm]
Etymology: Gk, stigma, brand
1 normal visual accommodation and refraction whereby light rays fall onto the retina.
2 a condition of abnormal skin markings.

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.
References in periodicals archive ?
Stigma works, and should replace stigmatism, which may also mean "normal eyesight.
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.
For example, behavior in the mold of Harriet Tubman (Bradford, 1886/2004) or more recently Assata Shakur (Shakur, 1969, 1987) should not receive the violence stigmatism though perhaps tinged with violence on occasion.
Stigmatism of people with learning disabilities in general hospitals.
The contact lenses were not doing enough because I've a stigmatism in my (left) eye so the laser actually rectified it.
However unfair this perception may be, the police are only going to add to the stigmatism by demanding an indiscriminate approach to speeding.
For Richmond, the stigmatism of being and instigator and "radical" stuck and he found it difficult to keep jobs and maintain his relationships.
You are offering hope to families who are too often scapegoated rather than supported," Jo concludes, "families who could do with a lot less Dursleyish stigmatism and a little more magic in their lives.
I tried to get into the police in Strathclyde but was colour blind, short-sighted and had a stigmatism so I was turned down.
These women were able to overcome, to a certain degree, the stereotypes and stigmatisms of their day and succeed in their own right as performers and composers.