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Of, relating to, or marked by extraordinarily detailed and vivid recall of visual images.

[German eidetisch, from Greek eidos, form; see weid- in Indo-European roots.]

ei·det′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Psychology) (of visual, or sometimes auditory, images) exceptionally vivid and allowing detailed recall of something previously perceived: thought to be common in children
2. (Psychology) relating to or subject to such imagery
[C20: from Greek eidētikos, from eidos shape, form]
eiˈdetically adv
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(aɪˈdɛt ɪk)

pertaining to or constituting visual impressions recalled vividly and readily reproducible with great accuracy: eidetic imagery.
[1920–25; < Greek eidētikós, derivative of eîd(os) form, shape]
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Adj.1.eidetic - of visual imagery of almost photographic accuracy
representational - (used especially of art) depicting objects, figures,or scenes as seen; "representational art"; "representational images"
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[aɪˈdetɪk] ADJ [memory, vision] → eidético
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However, Genette's definition of intertextuality is more restrictive in this sense, being the "relationship of copresence between two texts or among several texts: that is to say, eidetically and typically as the actual presence of one text within another" (Genette 1-2).
One can understand this as a case involving both extremely accurate eidetic imagery and a subitizing or subitizing-like capacity, and a case in which such mental imagery functions mnemonically in an applied way to enable detection of extremely miniscule alterations in visual fields, ie, eidetically memorized star fields.
A logical system is hereby categorical-synthetic-revolutionary (that is, universal) if and only if it encompasses the spiraling interaction between: 1) Existence as the eidetically negative totality and horizon of "non-A and non-non-A" for any entity "A" and the infinitesimality (surdeterminate infinite difference) of "non-A" and the infinity of "non-non-A" --the entirety of possible inter-related, compositional things --and 2) the "twice-aprioristic" (non-arbitrary objective-aprioristic) epistemic set of "A and non-A" representing things-as-they-are (categorically aprioristic-objective existents in pure phenomenological-natural space beyond mere societal conditionings).
We have thus clarified what our senses provide us with and then delved into the concept of the object in order to eidetically reduce it to its fundamental features.

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