stigmatism

[ stig-muh-tiz-uh m ]
/ ˈstɪg məˌtɪz əm /

noun

Optics. the property of a lens that is stigmatic.
Pathology. a condition in which stigmata are present.

QUIZZES

DO YOU KNOW THIS VOCABULARY FROM "THE HANDMAID'S TALE"?

"The Handmaid's Tale" was required reading for many of us in school. Everyone else has probably watched the very popular and addictive TV show. Do you remember this vocabulary from the book, and do you know what these terms mean?
Question 1 of 10
decorum

Origin of stigmatism

1655–65; stigmat- (see stigmatic) + -ism
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

British Dictionary definitions for stigmatisms

stigmatism
/ (ˈstɪɡməˌtɪzəm) /

noun

physics the state or condition of being anastigmatic
pathol the condition resulting from or characterized by stigmata
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012

Medical definitions for stigmatisms

stigmatism
[ stĭgmə-tĭz′əm ]

n.

The condition of having stigmas.
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.