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Synonyms for coma

Synonyms for coma

a state of deep and often prolonged unconsciousness

(botany) a usually terminal tuft of bracts (as in the pineapple) or tuft of hairs (especially on certain seeds)

(astronomy) the luminous cloud of particles surrounding the frozen nucleus of a comet

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A post-Euclidean history of philosophy must acknowledge that "the straight line between two points," between focus imaginarius and the Heftung of coma vigil, is not always "the shortest" (B 16).
Doubling of oxymorons--"coma vigil," "pictorial mirror"--, antinomies of space, paradoxes of symmetry: Kant's self-diagnosis, |Delta^|Iota^|Alpha^-|Gamma^|Nu^|Omega^|Sigma^|Iota^|Sigma^ of the self, stands in line with other pictorial mirror-minds--in a line of pictorial specularity: