PhosWords:

units of light-focal language [Gk. phôs-, phot 'light']

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acrophotal

adj. bearing light at the apex. syn. acrophotic acrophotally adv. acrophocy n.  [f. Gk. ákros 'tip, peak' + photal]

oligophotal

adj. 1. bearing or using few light elements. 2. pertaining to a small amount of light. syn. oligophotic ☐ oligophocy n. oligophocist n. [f. L. oligo 'a little' + photal]

photician

n. someone whose expertise is light. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + -cian]

phototecture

n. the discipline of architectural lighting design. phototect n. phototectural adj. phototecturally adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. tektōn 'builder']

photor

n. a lighting device or fixture. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light']

anaphotomorphosis

n. 1. a lighting feature presenting a distorted image that appears in its intended form under certain conditions, as when viewed at a raking angle or reflected from a curved mirror. 2. the method of producing such an installation. 3. the gradual change in form from one type to another during the evolution of a group of lights. pl. anaphotomorphoses [f. Gk. aná- 'against'+ phôs-, phōt- 'light' +Gk. -morphos 'shape']

antephotal

adj. that precedes a photal state. syn. antephotic antephotally adv. antephocy n. [f. L. ante 'before'+ photal]


anthropophotology

  n. the study of lighting in human culture and human development. ☐ anthropophotal adj. anthropophotologist n. [f. Gk. ánthrōpos 'human' + photology]

antiphotal

adj. against light. antiphotally adv., antiphocy n. [f. Gk. antí- 'against' + photal]

aphocy

n. the state of the absence of light. aphotal adj. aphotally adv.  [f. Gk a-, an- 'without' + photal + -cy]


aphoplexy

n. being stunned or incapacitated by light. ☐ aphoplectic adj.  [f. Gk. apo- 'off' + Gk. phos 'light' + Gk. plessein 'hit']

archephotology

n. the study of ancient forms of light. archephotological adj. archephotologist n. [f. Gk. arkhaios- 'ancient, primitive' + photology]

astrophotal

adj. pertaining to starlight.  syn. astrophotic astrophotally adv. astrophocy n. astrophocist n. [f. Gk. ástron 'star' + photal]

autophotal

adj. that produces its own light. syn. autophotic ☐ autophocy n. [f. Gk. autós 'self' + photal]

biphotal

adj. that has two sources of light. syn. biphotic ☐ biphotally adv. biphocy n. [f. L. bis 'twice'+ photal]

cacophotal

adj. pertaining to or suffering from bad light quality. syn. cacophotic cacophotally adv. cacophocy n. [f. Gk. kakós- 'bad' + photal]

centriphotal

adj. bearing light at the center.  syn. centriphotic ☐ centriphotally adv. centriphocy n. [f. Gr. kentron 'center'  + photal]

chronophosmorph

v. to shape with time and light. syn. chronophosmorphize (Brit. chronophosmorphise) -ed -ing chronophosmorpher n. chronophosmorphosis n. pl. chronophosmorphoses chronophosmorphable adj. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. -morphos 'shape']

chronophotal

adj. that pertains to temporal light or periodic light cycles (circadian, infradian, ultradian etc.). syn. chronophotic chronophotally adv. chronophocy n. chronophotology n. chronophotologist n. [f. Gk. khronos 'time' + photal]

circumphotal

adj. bearing light at the perimeter. syn. circumphotic periphotal periphotic ☐ circumphotally adv. circumphocy n. [f. L. circus 'around' + photal]

cyclophotal

adj. refers to cyclical phenomena in or of natural and artificial light. syn. cyclophotic ☐ cyclophotally adv. cyclophocy n. [f. Gk. kýklos 'circle' + photal]

diaphotal

adj. pertaining to daylight.  syn. heliophotal heliophotic ☐ diaphocy n. diaphocist n. [f. L. diés 'day' + photal]

diaphototecture

n. professional discipline that pertains to daylight architectural design. syn. heliophototecture ☐ diaphototect n. diaphototectural adj. diaphototecturally adv.  [f. L. diés 'day' + Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gr. tektōn 'builder']

disphotocize

v. to remove light from (Brit. disphotocise ) -ing -ed. [f. L. dis- 'apart' + Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light']

ecophotocentric

n. & adj. • n. a person who is primarily concerned with matters of light or lighting and ecology. • adj. that is primarily concerned with matters of light or lighting and ecology ecophotocentricity n. ecophotocentrically adv. [f. Gk. oîkos 'house'  + Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' +  Gr. kentron 'center']

ecophotology

n. the field of study that combines the sciences of ecology and photology. ecophotal ecophotic adj. ecophotologist n. [f. Gk. oîkos 'house'  + photology]

electrophotomorph

v. to shape with electric light. syn. electrophotomorphize (Brit. electrophotomorphise) -ed -ing ☐electrophotomorpher n. electrophotomorphosis n. pl. electrophotomorphoses electrophotomorphable adj. electrophotomorphablity n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. -ḗlektron 'amber']

endophotal

adj. that emits light from within. syn. endophotic endophotally adv. ☐☐ ant. exophotal.  [f. Gk. éndon- 'within' + photal]

endophototecture

n. professional practice that pertains to the design of light in interior spaces. endophototect n. endophototectural adj. endophototectonics n. [f. Gk. éndon- 'within' + Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. tektōn 'builder']

equiphotal

adj. with the same light or lighting. syn. equiphotic equiphotally adv. equiphocy n. [f. L. aequi 'equal' + photal]

ethnophotology

n. the study of the cultures of light and lighting. ethnophotological adj. ethnophotologically adv. [f. Gk. éthnos 'culture' + photology]

exophotal

adj. that receives light from outside. syn. exophotic exophotally adv. exophocy n. ☐☐ ant. endophotal. [f. Gk. éxō 'outside' + photal]

geophotal

adj. pertaining to terrestrial lights.  syn. geophotic. [f. Gk. geō- 'earth'+ photal]

geraphotic

adj. of light related to old age geraphotalgeraphocy n. ☐ geraphotician n. geraphotor n. [f. Gk. geras 'old age' + photal]

heliophotal

adj. that pertains to sunlight.  syn. heliophotic. [f. Gk. hḗlios 'sun' + photal]

heliophotomorph

n. & v. • n. a shape made or revealed with sunlight. • v. to shape with sunlight -ed -ing [f. Gk. hḗlios 'sun'+ Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' +  Gk. -morphos 'shape']

heterophotal

adj. with varied lights or light sources. syn. heterophotic heterophotally adv. heterophocy n. heterophocist n. ☐☐ ant. homophotal, homophotic. [f. Gk. héteros 'different' + photal]

homophotal

adj. with a uniform light. syn. homophotic homophotally adv. homophocy n. homophocist n. ☐☐ ant. heterophotal, heterophotic. [f. Gk. homós 'same' + photal]

hyperphotal

adj. with light levels that are above the norm. syn. hyperphotic ☐ hyperphotally adv. hyperphocy n. [f. Gk. hypo 'over, beyond' + photal]

hypophotal

adj. with light levels existing, situated or that operate below the photal realm or that are below the norm. syn. hypophotic subphotal subphotic ☐ hypophotally adv. hypophocy n.  [f. Gk. hypo 'below, under' + photal]

iconophotal

adj. pertaining to an image and its light iconophotic iconophocy n. [f. Gk. eikon 'image, portrait' + photal]

idiophotal

adj. characteristic of one’s distinct light or lighting quality or designs. syn. idiophotic idiophotally adv. idiophocy n. [f. Gk. ídios 'one's own' + photal]

igniphotal

adj. that pertains to light or light quality from a fire or a flame.  syn. igniphotic. [f. L. ignis 'fire' + photal]

interphotal

adj. whose light or lighting has properties that are between, among, that form a link between, or belong in common to other photal schemes. syn. interphotic. [f. L. inter- 'middle' + photal]

isophotal

adj. with equal photal properties. syn. isophotic ☐ isophotally adv. isophocy n. [f. Gk. ísos 'equal' + photal]

locaphotal

adj.  whose light or lighting is characterized by its location. syn. locaphotic locaphotally adv. locaphocy n. [f. L. locus 'place' + photal]

macrophotal

adj. pertaining to light or lighting on a large scale.  syn. macrophotic magniphotal megaphotal macrophotally adv. macrophocy n. macrophocist n. ☐☐ ant. microphotal, microphotic.  [f. Gk. makrós 'long, large' + photal]

melophotal

adj. 1. that includes sequential light notes 2. that relates to any synesthetic condition involving music and light 3. fig. light that feels melodious melophotic  ☐ melophocy n. melophotally adv. [f. Gk. melos 'song, melody' + photal]

mesophotal

adj. whose light or lighting has properties that lie in the middle. syn. mesophotic mesophotally adv. mesophocy n. [f. Gk. mésos 'middle' + photal]

meteophotal

adj. whose lighting properties and phenomena are weather-related. syn. meteophotic meteophocy n. meteophotally adv. [f. Gk. meteōr 'in the air' + photology]

meteophotology

n. the study of weather-related lighting properties and phenomena. ☐ meteophotologist n. meteophotological adj. meteophotologically adv. [f. Gk. meteōr 'in the air' + photology]

microphotal

adj. pertaining to light or lighting on a small scale.  syn. microphotic microphotally adv. microphocy n. microphocist n. ☐☐ ant. macrophotal, macrophotic.  [f. Gk. mīkrós 'small' + photal]

migraphotal

adj. whose light or lighting migrates. syn. migraphotic. [f. L. migrāre 'to move from one place to another' + photal]

misphotal

adj. who hates or shows disdain towards light. syn. misphotic misphotally adv. misphocy n. misphocist n. [f. Gk. misos 'hatred' + photal]

monophotal

adj. with a single kind of light or lighting. syn. monophotic monophotally adv. monophocy n. monophocist n. ☐☐ ant. multiphotal. [f. Gk. monos 'single' + photal]

multiphotal

adj. with several kinds of light or lighting. syn. multiphotic multiphotally adv. multiphocy n. multiphocist n. ☐☐ ant. monophotal. [f. L. multus 'many' + photal]

neurophotology

n. the study of the neurophysiology of light perception. neurophotologist n. neurophotal adj. neurophotological adj. [f. Gk. neuron 'nerve' + photology]

noctiphotal

adj. pertaining to night light.  syn. noctiphotic noctiphotally adv. noctiphocy n. noctiphocist n. [f. L. nox 'night' + photal]

omniphotal

adj. bearing or using all types of light elements. syn. omniphotic ☐ omniphocy n. omniphocist n. [f. L. omni  'all' + photal]

paleophotal

adj. that relates to ancient forms of light. syn. paleophotic ☐ paleophotology n. paleophotologist n. [f. Gk. palaios 'ancient'+ photal]

panphotal

adj. pertaining to properties that apply across all lights types, elements or qualities. syn. panphotic ☐ panphotally adv. panphocy n. panphocist n. [f. Gk. pan- 'all' + photal]

periphotal

adj. that pertains to light at the periphery. syn. periphotic ☐ periphotally adv. periphocy n. [f. Gk. perí 'around'+ photal]

philophot

n. a man who loves light. philophotess n. philophotal philophotic adj. philophotally adv. philophocy n. [f. Gk. phílos 'loving' + Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light']

phocy

n. the presence or quality of light or lighting. photic photal adj. phocist n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + -cy]

phodega

n. a small neighborhood shop selling light or light therapy for everyday needs [f. Gk. Phos 'light' + Gk. apotheke 'store']

phogress

n. & v.  v. to change from one degree of light intensity to another  • n. a change from one degree of light intensity to another phogressif adj. phogressively adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. gradi 'step']

phoneiric

adj.  1. of or relating to light with a dreamy quality 2. of or relating to dreams about light ☐ phoneirically adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' +  Gk. oneiros 'dream']

phoscape

n. a scenery that contains or is made with light or lighting. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + scape]

phoscholar

n. a theoretician who specializes in the area of light and lighting practices. ☐ phoscholarly adj. & adv. phoscholarship phoscholarliness n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light'+ L. schola 'school']

phoscognition

n. 1. learning that is related to light  2. learning that results from light ☐ phoscognitive adj. phoscognitively adv. abbrev. Phocognition [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light'  + L. cognitio 'learn']

phoscrew

v. sl. to intentionally or unintentionally implement a disastrous lighting feature or scheme. syn. photofuck. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + screw]

phoscript

n. & v.  n. a narrative about light or lighting. • v. to write a script about light or lighting -ing -ed. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. scrīptum noun use of neuter past participle of scrībere  to write]

phosdork

n. sl. a person who is dorky about light. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + dork]

phosearch

n. & v. n. the act of searching with light. • v. to search, explore, or probe with light, -ed -ing phosearchable adj. phosearcher n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. circus 'around']

phosform

v. to shape with light -ed -ing. syn. photomorph. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. fōrma 'form']

phosgeek

n. sl. 1. an expert or enthusiast in digital light technologies. 2. a peculiar person, especially one who is perceived to be overly intellectual about light. ☐ phosgeeky adj. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + geek]

phosign

n. & v. • n. a unique, distinguishing feature or mark made with light.• v. to affix a light signature or mark -ed -ing. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. signāre 'to mark']

phoslocution

n. verbal expression about light. phosloquent adj. phosloquently adv. phoslocutor n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. locūtiō 'speech']

phosmath

n. someone who is knowledgeable about light  ☐ phosmathic adj. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. -mathēs 'to learn']

phosnerd

n. sl. a person whose extensive knowledge about light is often too complex or detailed for others. syn. phosnurd [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + nerd]

phospod

n. a portable light player [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + U.S. ipod]

phossential

adj. 1. essential light or lighting 2. having an essential need for light ☐ phossentially adv. phossence n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. essentia 'essence’]

phostasis

n. a stable state of light or lighting. pl. phostases [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + stasis 'standing still']

phostedious

adj. monotonous or tedious light  [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. taediōsus 'tedious']

phostruct

v. to build with light. -ed -ing. phostructor n. phostructural adj. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. structūra 'build']

photable

adj. that can receive light or lighting. photability n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' +-able]

photal

adj. that pertains to light. syn. photic phocy n. photally photly adv.  [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light']

photalgia

n. pain caused by light. photalgic adj. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light'  + Gk. algos 'pain']

photandrous

adj. pertaining to light with masculine qualities. photandrously adv. photandrousness n. ☐☐ ant. photogynous. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. andros 'man']

photarchy

n. the ruling of or by light, lighting, or lighting professionals. pl. photarchies  photarch photarchist n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. -arkhia 'government, rule']

photarium

n. a place dedicated to light, where light can be studied. pl. photaria [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. -arium 'work']

photass

n. sl. an annoying person who works in light or lighting. 

photaura

n. a quality or atmosphere that emanates from a light or from the lighting of a place. pl. photauras  photaurae [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + aúrā 'breath, breeze']

photaustral

adj. pertaining to light from the South. photaustrally adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. austrālis 'southern']

photaxis

n. the arrangement or organization of lighting parts, devices, technologies or elements. pl. photaxes [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. taxis 'order']

photerse

adj. relates to a sparing or sparse use of light ☐ photersely adv. photersity n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. tersus 'concise']

photescent

adj. becoming, beginning, tending to be about light. photescence n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + -escent]

photish

adj. that resembles light. syn. photesque (less common) photishly adv.  [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + -ish]

photobiome

n. the light ecology of natural fauna and flora. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. bios 'life']

photoboreal

  adj. pertaining to light from the North. photoboreally adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gk. boreal 'north']

photocentric

n. & adj. • n. a person that focuses on light or lighting as a central element. • adj. that refers to light or lighting as a central element. photocentricity n. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + Gr. kentron 'center']

 

photocide

n. 1. person or substance that kills light. 2. the killing of light. photocidal adj. photocidally adv. [f. Gk. phôs-, phōt- 'light' + L. cidium 'cutting, killing']