Tuesday, August 26, 2014

Word of the Day: punctiform

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punctiform [PUNK-tuh-form] adjective (TWITO, page 118)

Shaped or formed like a point or dot

"Each of his ideas would vanish in the act of awakening its successor; his mind (if such it could be called)would be shut up to the punctiform instant...."
--William James, M.D., "The Association of Ideas", in Popular Science (1880)


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