farsightedness

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n farsightedness seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing
    • n farsightedness abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
    • n farsightedness a reduced ability to focus on near objects caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens after age 45
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Farsightedness (Med) Hypermetropia.
    • Farsightedness Quality of bbeing farsighted.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n farsightedness The state or quality of being far-sighted.
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Usage

In literature:

Still another defect of vision is known as presbyopia or farsightedness due to old age.
"The Science of Human Nature" by William Henry Pyle
The Imperial German Commissioner for War, General Hans von Helmuth, was a man of extraordinary decision and farsightedness.
"The Man Who Rocked the Earth" by Arthur Train
Perhaps it was their very farsightedness that made the people of the church think of moving uptown.
"The Kirk on Rutgers Farm" by Frederick Brückbauer
The convex lens is that used to correct farsightedness.
"The Home Medical Library, Volume II (of VI)" by Various
The State Conservation Commission owes its existence to the wise public spirit and farsightedness of the Louisiana Legislature.
"A Book-Lover's Holidays in the Open" by Theodore Roosevelt
Let them think it was your own unaided pluck and farsightedness.
"The Enchanted Castle" by E. Nesbit
He is generally a man with a long head and farsightedness.
"Steve P. Holcombe, the Converted Gambler" by Rev. Gross Alexander
All the Believers, confiding in their chief's farsightedness, set ardently to work.
"The Life of Mohammad" by Etienne Dinet
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In news:

Hyperopic (hy-per-AW-pik) automated lammelar keratectomy (luh-MEL-lur care-uh-TECK-tuh-mee), is a procedure used to reduce low to moderate levels of farsightedness.
Boundless energy, vast intellect and a profound farsightedness in matters both mechanical and social ultimately were not enough to ensconce C. Harold Wills in the top echelon of industry titans.
Our consultant recruited a 61-year-old woman as the shopper, equipping her with six copies of a bifocal prescription to correct her farsightedness and astigmatism and six identical plastic eyeglass frames.
Hyperopic (hy-per-AW-pik) automated lammelar keratectomy (luh-MEL-lur care-uh-TECK-tuh-mee), is a procedure used to reduce low to moderate levels of farsightedness.
Each year, about a million people elect to undergo this procedure, which is designed to correct nearsightedness, farsightedness, and astigmatism.
Examine people's eyes to diagnose vision problems such as nearsightedness and farsightedness.
Advances in lens development include bifocal contacts, daily disposables, extended wear and frequent replacement lenses as well as lenses that can correct astigmatism, nearsightedness and farsightedness.
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In science:

With amazing farsightedness Ma jorana suggested that the neutrino, which had just been postulated by Wolfgang Pauli and Fermi to explain puzzling features of radioactive beta decay, could be such a particle.
Ettore Majorana and his heritage seventy years later
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