punctum


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punctum

(ˈpʌŋktəm)
n, pl -tums or -ta (-tə)
1. (Anatomy) anatomy a tip or small point
2. (Mathematics) obsolete a mathematical point
3. obsolete a small unit of time
4. obsolete the essence of something
5. (Zoology) zoology botany med a small dot or rounded mark
6. (Grammar) grammar obsolete a full stop
7. (Music, other) (in early music) an inflection used at the end of a chant
8. (Music, other) (in early music) a neume
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.punctum - (anatomy) a point or small area
anatomy, general anatomy - the branch of morphology that deals with the structure of animals
point - the precise location of something; a spatially limited location; "she walked to a point where she could survey the whole street"
References in classic literature ?
I have plenty of ideas and facts, you know, and I can see he is just the man to put them into shape--remembers what the right quotations are, omne tulit punctum, and that sort of thing--gives subjects a kind of turn.
2) The most commonly observed clinical features consist of epiphora with discharge (85-94%), pouting punctum (72-75%), conjunctivitis, eyelid matting, and punctual regurgitation of concretions under syringing (75%).
Dacryocystitis present as a swelling near the medial canthus of eye and pressure over the lacrimal sac express purulent secretions from lacrimal punctum.
Mati's proprietary punctal plug design has demonstrated excellent lower punctum retention rates of 92% and 96% over a 12-week follow-up period in two separate multi-center US clinical trials.
The distinction between studium and punctum is "the order of liking, not loving" (Barthes 1981a:27).
Una obra cuyo caracter hibrido, de narracion vestida de verso--prosa en piel de poema--nos lleva a preguntarnos acerca de las estrategias de enmascaramiento que permiten a Punctum convertirse, o travestirse, en un paradigma para la narrativa de una nueva generacion de escrituras sobre el pasado reciente.
Epiphora, chronic conjunctivitis, a palpable and thickened canaliculus, and yellow discharge from the punctum were present in all cases (Figure 1a).
However, a picture with a punctum breaks that closure, disturbs the sense of the image, bursts through the frame.
He's a theorist, and he uses two terms to describe the essence and the power of a photograph: a punctum and a studium.
1) Punctum in Yuh's work is also revealed in his artist statement for his solo show, Chaos, held at Clayarch Gimhae Museum in 2013: "My memories and feelings, buried and forgotten for more than 25 years before I left Korea, oozed out from the surface of my mind.
2) Considerando estos presupuestos, en este articulo me interesa revisar cuales son las particularidades que distinguen las representaciones poeticas de la experiencia vivida en Buenos Aires, en un corpus integrado por los libros Punctum (1996) y Refrito (2009), (3) de Martin Gambarotta, y Horla City y otros (2010) (4) de Fabian Casas, donde es posible releer una continuidad --relativamente canonica--del paseante por los margenes perifericos urbanos--en el caso de Casas--y la reclusion voluntaria, como repliegue extremo ante la vivencia del deambular callejero, que se percibe como experiencia intimidante o prescindente en Gambarotta.
Wily punctum : called virga and often doubled thus the bivirga , two quavers united by a slur .