Definition of Physiognomy. Meaning of Physiognomy. Synonyms of Physiognomy

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Definition of Physiognomy

Physiognomy
Physiognomy Phys`i*og"no*my, n.; pl. Physiognomies. [OE. fisonomie, phisonomie, fisnamie, OF. phisonomie, F. physiognomie, physiognomonie, from Gr. ?; fy`sis nature + ? one who knows or examines, a judge, fr. ?, ?, to know. See Physic, and Know, and cf. Phiz.] 1. The art and science of discovering the predominant temper, and other characteristic qualities of the mind, by the outward appearance, especially by the features of the face. 2. The face or countenance, with respect to the temper of the mind; particular configuration, cast, or expression of countenance, as denoting character. 3. The art telling fortunes by inspection of the features. [Obs.] --Bale. 4. The general appearance or aspect of a thing, without reference to its scientific characteristics; as, the physiognomy of a plant, or of a meteor.

Meaning of Physiognomy from wikipedia

- Physiognomy (from the Gr**** φύσις physis meaning "nature" and gnomon meaning "judge" or "interpreter") is a practice of ****essing a person's character...
- M.S.P. "Female patient suffering from erotomania," from Alexander Morison's The Physiognomy of Mental Diseases...
- The Face Reader (Korean: 관상; RR: Gwansang; lit. "Physiognomy") is a 2013 South Korean film starring Song Kang-ho as the son of a disgraced noble family...
- Φυσιογνωμονικά; Latin: Physiognomonica) is an Ancient Gr**** treatise on physiognomy casually attributed to Aristotle (and part of the Corpus Aristoteli****)...
- Great on an encyclopedic range of topics, including statecraft, ethics, physiognomy, astrology, alchemy, magic, and medicine. The earliest extant editions...
- (Hast-samudrika), as well as phrenology (kapal-samudrik) and face reading (physiognomy, mukh-samudrik). It is also one of the themes incorporated into the ancient...
- craniometry, which is the study of skull size, weight and shape, and physiognomy, the study of facial features. Phrenology is a process that involves...
- Rumpology, ****trology or bottom reading is a pseudoscience akin to physiognomy, performed by examining crevices, dimples, warts, moles and folds of a...
- detailed knowledge of anatomy, light, botany and geology; his interest in physiognomy and the way humans register emotion in expression and gesture; his innovative...
- A woman diagnosed with panphobia, from Alexander Morison's 1843 book The Physiognomy of Mental Diseases...
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