hyperopia

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n hyperopia abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Hyperopia hī`pẽr*ō"pĭ*ȧ An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina, making vision for distant objects better than for near objects; farsightedness; -- called also hypermetropia. Cf. Emmetropia.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n hyperopia Same as hypermetropia.
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over + 'w`ps 'wpo`s, the eye

Usage


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