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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 periodicals archive ?
Shift your gaze roughly one binocular field westward to pick up neighboring M36.
For instance, Canis Major offers a fine open star cluster just 4[degrees] south of (below) Sirius, in the same binocular field of view.
In addition there should be no significant field defect in the binocular field which encroaches within 20[degrees] of fixation either above or below the horizontal meridian.
When in flight, birds may turn their heads to look down, either with the binocular field or with the lateral part of an eye's visual field," said Martin.
NGC 1647: Open cluster in the same binocular field as Aldebaran (3[degrees] north-east).
In a general study of 10,000 individuals, Johnson and Keltner (1983) found that (a) individuals over the age of 65 had a 13% visual field loss, compared to a three to three and a half percent visual field loss for individuals ranging in age from 16 to 60; (b) half of the individuals were unaware of their visual field loss; and (c) individuals with binocular field loss had twice the accident and conviction rate for moving violations as people with normal visual fields.
QuadEye[TM] provides a central 40x binocular field of view plus monocular vision of an additional 30x to either side.
Using binoculars, look slightly less than a binocular field south of Sirius to pick up the fine, delicate star cluster M41.
The binocular field of fixation shows the area of eye movement in which bifoveal binocular viewing is maintained.
The two clusters lie close enough to hold in the same binocular field and they make an instructive contrast.
Now let's sweep over to another open cluster, M23, which can fit in a binocular field of view with the star marked Mu ([mu]) on our chart.