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1. Having the ability to see.
2. Having eyesight of a specified kind. Often used in combination: keen-sighted.
n. (used with a pl. verb)
People who have the ability to see considered as a group.

sight′ed·ness n.
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Noun1.sightedness - normal use of the faculty of visionsightedness - normal use of the faculty of vision
visual modality, visual sense, vision, sight - the ability to see; the visual faculty
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