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Stigmatism vs. Stigma — What's the Difference?

Stigmatism vs. Stigma — What's the Difference?

Difference Between Stigmatism and Stigma

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Stigmatism

In geometric optics, stigmatism refers to the image-formation property of an optical system which focuses a single point source in object space into a single point in image space. Two such points are called a stigmatic pair of the optical system.

Stigma

An association of disgrace or public disapproval with something, such as an action or condition
"Depression ... has become easier to diagnose, and seeking treatment does not carry the stigma it once did" (Greg Critser).

Stigmatism

The condition of being affected by stigmata.

Stigma

A visible indicator of disease.

Stigmatism

The state of a refracting or reflecting system in which light rays from a single point are accurately focused at another point.
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Stigma

A small bodily mark, especially a birthmark or scar, that is congenital or indicative of a condition or disease.

Stigmatism

Normal eyesight.

Stigma

(Psychology) A bleeding spot on the skin considered to be a manifestation of conversion disorder.

Stigmatism

(optics) Image-formation property of an optical system which focuses a single point source in object space into a single point in image space

Stigma

Stigmata(Christianity) Bodily marks, sores, or sensations of pain corresponding in location to the crucifixion wounds of Jesus, believed to be given as divine recognition of devotion.

Stigmatism

(medicine) Normal eyesight, anastigmatic state

Stigma

(Botany) The apex of the pistil of a flower, on which pollen grains are deposited and germinate.

Stigmatism

(pathology) State of having stigmata

Stigma

(Biology) A small mark, spot, or pore, such as the respiratory spiracle of an insect or an eyespot in certain protists.

Stigmatism

The condition of having or being marked by stigmata

Stigma

(Archaic) A mark burned into the skin as a visible identifier of a person as a criminal or slave; a brand.

Stigmatism

(optics) condition of an optical system (as a lens) in which light rays from a single point converge in a single focal point

Stigma

A mark of infamy or disgrace.

Stigmatism

Normal eyesight

Stigma

A scar or birthmark.

Stigma

A mark on the body corresponding to one of the wounds of the Crucifixion on Jesus' body, and sometimes reported to bleed periodically.

Stigma

An outward sign; an indication.

Stigma

(botany) The sticky part of a flower that receives pollen during pollination.

Stigma

(medicine) A visible sign or characteristic of a disease.

Stigma

(typography) A ligature of the Greek letters sigma and tau, (Ϛ/ϛ).

Stigma

A mark made with a burning iron; a brand.

Stigma

Any mark of infamy or disgrace; sign of moral blemish; stain or reproach caused by dishonorable conduct; reproachful characterization.
The blackest stigma that can be fastened upon him.
All such slaughters were from thence called Bartelmies, simply in a perpetual stigma of that butchery.

Stigma

That part of a pistil which has no epidermis, and is fitted to receive the pollen. It is usually the terminal portion, and is commonly somewhat glutinous or viscid. See Illust. of Stamen and of Flower.

Stigma

A small spot, mark, scar, or a minute hole; - applied especially to a spot on the outer surface of a Graafian follicle, and to spots of intercellular substance in scaly epithelium, or to minute holes in such spots.

Stigma

A red speck upon the skin, produced either by the extravasation of blood, as in the bloody sweat characteristic of certain varieties of religious ecstasy, or by capillary congestion, as in the case of drunkards.

Stigma

One of the external openings of the tracheæ of insects, myriapods, and other arthropods; a spiracle.

Stigma

A point so connected by any law whatever with another point, called an index, that as the index moves in any manner in a plane the first point or stigma moves in a determinate way in the same plane.

Stigma

Marks believed to have been supernaturally impressed upon the bodies of certain persons in imitation of the wounds on the crucified body of Christ. See def. 5, above.

Stigma

The apical end of the style where deposited pollen enters the pistil

Stigma

A symbol of disgrace or infamy;
And the Lord set a mark upon Cain

Stigma

An external tracheal aperture in a terrestrial arthropod

Stigma

A skin lesion that is a diagnostic sign of some disease

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