binocular


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binocular
pair of binoculars

bin·oc·u·lar

 (bə-nŏk′yə-lər, bī-)
adj.
1. Relating to, used by, or involving both eyes at the same time: binocular vision.
2. Having two eyes arranged to produce stereoscopic vision.
n.
often binoculars An optical device, such as a pair of field glasses or opera glasses, designed for simultaneous use by both eyes and consisting of two small telescopes joined together.

bin·oc′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
bin·oc′u·lar·ly adv.

binocular

(bɪˈnɒkjʊlə; baɪ-)
adj
involving, relating to, seeing with or intended for both eyes: binocular vision.
[C18: from bi-1 + Latin oculus eye]

bin•oc•u•lar

(bəˈnɒk yə lər, baɪ-)

n.
1. Usu., binoculars. an optical instrument for use with both eyes, consisting of two small telescopes fitted together side by side, each having two prisms between the eyepiece and objective for righting the image.
adj.
2. involving both eyes.
[1705–15]
bin•oc`u•lar′i•ty, n.
bin•oc′u•lar•ly, adv.

bin·oc·u·lar

(bə-nŏk′yə-lər)
Adjective
Relating to or involving both eyes at once: binocular vision.
Noun
An optical device, such as a pair of field glasses, designed for use by both eyes at once and consisting of two small telescopes. Often used in the plural as binoculars.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Adj.1.binocular - relating to both eyesbinocular - relating to both eyes; "binocular vision"
Translations

binocular

[bɪˈnɒkjuləʳ] ADJbinocular

binocular

[bɪˈnɒkjʊləʳ] adjbinoculare

bin·oc·u·lar

n. binocular, lentes, gemelos.
References in classic literature ?
he said at last, lowering his binocular, "it is like seeing an old friend with his nose cut off--waiting to be finished.
As, rounding a dark, wooded point, bathed in fresh air and sunshine, we opened to view a crowd of shipping at anchor lying half a mile ahead of us perhaps, he called me aft from my station on the forecastle head, and, turning over and over his binoculars in his brown hands, said: "Do you see that big, heavy ship with white lower masts?
His high-powered rifle was equipped with telescope sights and he also carried binoculars which he was in the act of using as Tarzan discovered him, either to note the effect of his last shot or to discover a new target.
The Hun, evidently satisfied with his observations, laid aside his binoculars and again took up his rifle, placed its butt in the hollow of his shoulder and took careful aim.
And Simon Nishikanta tore himself away from his everlasting painting of all colour-delicacies of sea and sky such as are painted by seminary maidens, to be helped and hoisted up the ratlines of the mizzen rigging, the huge bulk of him, by two grinning, slim-waisted sailors, until they lashed him squarely on the crosstrees and left him to stare with eyes of golden desire, across the sun-washed sea through the finest pair of unredeemed binoculars that had ever been pledged in his pawnshops.
I had taken up my binoculars while we talked and was looking at the shore, sweeping the limit of the forest at each side and at the back of the house.
I had snatched up my binoculars, and I can answer for it she didn't stir a limb, standing by the rail shapely and erect, with one of her hands grasping a rope at the height of her head, while the way of the tug carried slowly past her the lingering and profound homage of the man.
Hurree was no game- shot - the snick of a trigger made him change colour - but, as he himself would have said, he was 'fairly effeecient stalker', and he had raked the huge valley with a pair of cheap binoculars to some purpose.
Thornbury recollected that he had a pair of binoculars at anybody's service.
Randy's interest in binoculars came about in an unusual way: His job sent him to Geneva, Switzerland, for weeks at a stretch, and he learned to appreciate the city's Saturday flea market, where he often found wonderful vintage binoculars and telescopes.
The higher the magnification, the narrower the field of view, the shallower the depth of field, and the more shaky the binocular when handheld.
Expansive open star clusters and the broad band of starfields in the Milky Way are good examples of binocular targets.