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myopia
top: normal eye with light focused on the retinabottom:myopic eye with light focused in front of the retina

my·o·pi·a

 (mī-ō′pē-ə)
n.
1. A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it. Also called nearsightedness, short sight.
2. Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning: "For Lorca, New York is a symbol of spiritual myopia" (Edwin Honig).

[Greek muōpiā, from muōps, muōp-, nearsighted : mūein, to close the eyes + ōps, eye; see okw- in Indo-European roots.]

my·op′ic (-ŏp′ĭk, -ō′pĭk) adj.
my·op′i·cal·ly adv.

myopia

(maɪˈəʊpɪə)
n
(Pathology) inability to see distant objects clearly because the images are focused in front of the retina; short-sightedness
[C18: via New Latin from Greek muōps short-sighted, from mūein to close (the eyes), blink + ōps eye]
myopic adj
myˈopically adv

my•o•pi•a

(maɪˈoʊ pi ə)

n.
1. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).
2. lack of foresight or discernment.
3. narrow-mindedness.
[1685–95; < New Latin < Greek myōpía, derivative of myōp- (s. of mýōps) near-sighted]
my•op′ic (-ˈɒp ɪk, -ˈoʊ pɪk) adj.
my•op′i•cal•ly, adv.

my·o·pi·a

(mī-ō′pē-ə)

myopia

the condition of nearsightedness. — myopic, adj.
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myopia


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(nearsightedness). Light rays from distant objects are focused in front of, rather than on, the retina and so appear blurred. It can be corrected with a concave lens.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.myopia - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive abilitymyopia - (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
ophthalmology - the branch of medicine concerned with the eye and its diseases
ametropia - (ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia
hypermetropia, hypermetropy, hyperopia, longsightedness, farsightedness - abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
Translations
قِصَر نَظَر
krátkozrakost
nærsynethed
likinäköisyyslikitaittoisuuslyhytnäköisyys
nærsÿni
trumparegistrumparegystė
tuvredzība
miyoplukuzağı iyi görememe

myopia

[maɪˈəʊpɪə] N (frm) → miopía f

myopia

[maɪˈəʊpiə] n (= short-sightedness) → myopie f

myopia

nKurzsichtigkeit f, → Myopie f (spec)

myopia

[maɪˈəʊpɪə] n (frm) → miopia

myopia

(maiˈoupiə) noun
short-sightedness. She suffers from myopia.
myˈopic (-ˈo-) adjective
a myopic old lady; a myopic condition; She's slightly myopic.

my·o·pi·a

n. miopía, defecto del globo ocular por el cual los rayos de luz hacen foco enfrente de la retina, lo que causa dificultad para ver objetos a distancia.

myopia

n miopía, vista corta, dificultad f para ver los objetos lejanos
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