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Related to long-sightedness: farsighted, hyperopia, hyperopic, hypermetropia


(lông′sī′tĭd, lŏng′-)

long′-sight′ed·ly adv.
long′-sight′ed·ness n.
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[ˈlɒŋˈsaɪtɪdnɪs] N (Med) → presbicia f, hipermetropía f (fig) → previsión f, clarividencia f
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[ˌlɒŋˈsaɪtɪdnɪs] npresbiopia (Med) → ipermetropia (fig) → lungimiranza
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(loŋ) adjective
1. measuring a great distance from one end to the other. a long journey; a long road; long legs.
2. having a great period of time from the first moment to the last. The book took a long time to read; a long conversation; a long delay.
3. measuring a certain amount in distance or time. The wire is two centimetres long; The television programme was just over an hour long.
4. away, doing or using something etc for a great period of time. Will you be long?
5. reaching to a great distance in space or time. She has a long memory
1. a great period of time. This happened long before you were born.
2. for a great period of time. Have you been waiting long?
ˈlongways adverb
in the direction of the length. The planks had to go into the lorry longways.
ˌlong-ˈdistance adjective
long-distance races; a long-distance lorry-driver; a long-distance telephone call.
ˌlong-drawn-ˈout adjective
taking a needlessly long time. long-drawn-out discussions.
ˈlonghand noun
ordinary writing as opposed to shorthand.
long house
in tribal societies, a long rectangular dwelling shared by several families, especially in south-east Asia and amongst North American Indians.
long jump
a sports contest in which people jump as far as possible.
long-playing record (usually abbreviated to LP)
a record which plays for a long time.
ˌlong-ˈrange adjective
1. able to reach a great distance. long-range rockets.
2. taking into consideration a long period of time. a long-range weather forecast.
ˌlong-ˈsighted adjective
having difficulty in seeing close objects clearly.
ˌlong-ˈsightedness noun
ˌlong-ˈsuffering adjective
patiently enduring a great deal of trouble.
ˌlong-ˈwinded adjective
(of a speaker or his speech) tiresomely long.
as long as / so long as
1. provided only that. As/So long as you're happy, it doesn't matter what you do.
2. while; during the time that. As long as he's here I'll have more work to do.
before (very) long
soon. Come in and wait – he'll be here before long!
in the long run
in the end. We thought we would save money, but in the long run our spending was about the same as usual.
the long and the short of it
the whole story in a few words.
no longer
not now as in the past. This cinema is no longer used.
so long!
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Conditions such as short or long-sightedness can happen gradually over time so they may not be obvious to children and their parents.
Because conditions such as short or long-sightedness can happen gradually, neither children nor parents can 'see the signs', which is why regular checks are so important.
To this day I haven't understood what impact short or long-sightedness can have on assessing someone's application for a residence permit in Slovakia.There is also a part dedicated to communicable diseases.
In all this, the Shell executive holds out an all-important condition: The need for long-sightedness not just on planning the energy future but on policy decisions that will couple what's being cast on blueprints.
The simplest answer is that rather than addressing shortsightedness or long-sightedness like single vision specs do, they support your vision at all distances.
However, Sunderland will have to hope he has more ambition and more long-sightedness than that.
A Shaare Zedek Medical Center and Bar-Ilan University ophthalmologist has invented and patented "nanodrops" which -- when placed on pigs' corneas -- have produced improvements in short-sightedness and long-sightedness.
Syed Jamil Ahmed said that Myopia or nearsightedness occurs when light entering the eye focuses in front of the retina instead of directly on it.This is caused by a cornea that is steeper or an eye that is longer than a normal eye, he told adding that the opposite defect of myopia is farsightedness" or "long-sightedness" this is where the cornea is too flat or the eye is too short.
If you find yourself holding the paper far away from you, you may be suffering from presbyopia, or long-sightedness. It becomes more common after 40, even for those who have never had problems with their vision before.