GlossaryA work-in-progress glossary of words, terms, and quotations mentioned, referenced, or alluded to in the X, Y, and Z studio.
Anthropomorphism noun1. The ascription of human
characteristics to things not human.
2. The attribution of human characteristics or behavior to a god, animal, or object.Anthropometry noun1. The scientific study of the
measurements and proportions of the human body.
2. Measurement of the height and other dimensions of human beings.Epistemology nounThe theory of knowledge, especially
with regard to its methods,
validity, and scope, and the distinction
between justified belief and opinion.Phantasmagoria noun1. A sequence of real or imaginary images like that seen in a dream.
2. An optical effect produced by a magic lantern. The figures are painted in transparent colors, and all the rest of the glass is opaque black. The screen is between the spectators and the instrument, and the figures are often made to appear as in motion, or to merge into one another.
3. The apparatus by which such an effect is produced.Geomorphism nounOf or resembling the earth or
its shape or surface configurationGlossary noun1. A collection of glosses or explanations of words and passages of a work or author; a partial dictionary of a work, an author, a dialect, art, or science, explaining archaic, technical, or other uncommon words. (Webster’s)
2. “‘Glossary’ for readers from elsewhere, who don’t deal very well with unknown words or who want to understand everything. But, perhaps to establish for ourselves, ourselves as well, the long list of words within us whose sense escapes or, taking this further, to fix the syntax of this language we are babbling. The readers of here are future.” Édouard Glissant, Malemort (Paris: Éditions du Seuil, 1975)Orthographic adjective1. Of or pertaining to orthography, the art or practice of writing words with the properletters, according to standard usage.2. (Geom.) Of or pertaining to right lines or angles. (Webster’s)Paratext nounTerm coined by French literary theorist Gérard Genette: images and textual elements which surround, or are secondary to, the main body of a published work, such as introductions, prefaces, notes, front covers, and other material accompanying the text. (See also “Peritext”)