phaneroscopy

noun

phan·​er·​os·​co·​py
ˌfanəˈräskəpē
plural -es
: the formal analysis of appearances apart from the questions of to whom they appear and of their material content that discovers broad classes of appearances, describes their features, proves that a short list of classes is exhaustive, and enumerates the principal subdivisions of the categories

Word History

Etymology

phaner- + -scopy

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“Phaneroscopy.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/phaneroscopy. Accessed 20 Jul. 2024.

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