ocular

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • adj ocular visible; give me the ocular proof"- Shakespeare "be sure of it","a visual presentation","a visual image"
    • adj ocular relating to or using sight "ocular inspection","an optical illusion","visual powers","visual navigation"
    • adj ocular of or relating to or resembling the eye "ocular muscles","an ocular organ","ocular diseases","the optic (or optical) axis of the eye","an ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light"
    • n ocular combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Ocular Depending on, or perceived by, the eye; received by actual sight; personally seeing or having seen; as, ocular proof. "Thomas was an ocular witness of Christ's death."
    • Ocular (Anat) Of or pertaining to the eye; optic.
    • n Ocular (Opt) The eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • ocular Of or pertaining to the eye; ophthalmic; optic: as, ocular movements; the ocular (optic) nerve.
    • ocular Depending on the eye; known by the eye; received by actual sight or seeing; optical; visual: as, ocular proof; ocular demonstration or evidence.
    • ocular In entomology, pertaining to the compound eyes: distinguished from ocellar.
    • n ocular In optics, the eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope. See eyepiece.
    • n ocular Something which is conveyed to the mind through actual sight.
    • n ocular The eye.
    • n ocular In Echinoidea, an ocular plate.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • adj Ocular ok′ū-lar pertaining to the eye: formed in, or known by, the eye: received by actual sight
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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. ocularis, ocularius, fr. oculus, the eye: cf. F. oculaire,. See Eye, and cf. Antler Inveigle
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
L. oculariusoculus, the eye.

Usage

In literature:

But I have never seen one who has had ocular proof of this.
"Over the Rocky Mountains to Alaska" by Charles Warren Stoddard
The ocular demonstration of a man's arm around a girl's waist is difficult to explain on more than one hypothesis.
""George Washington's" Last Duel" by Thomas Nelson Page
The man would not allow an ocular inspection of the interior of the rectum.
"History of Circumcision from the Earliest Times to the Present" by Peter Charles Remondino
Give me but proof of it, ocular proof, that I may justify my dealing with him to the world, and share my fortunes.
"The Comedies of William Congreve Volume 1 [of 2]" by William Congreve
Not crediting it without ocular demonstration, I went and was satisfied.
"Tea Leaves" by Various
Its movements have been felt trembling along the far-reaching line of our analysis, with a certainty hardly inferior to ocular demonstration.
"The Story of the Heavens" by Robert Stawell Ball
We had ocular proof of this latter evil; but we at last reached the dock.
"A Tour of the Missions" by Augustus Hopkins Strong
The contemporary writers, moreover, some of whom were ocular witnesses of the elections both of Leo IV.
"Notes and Queries, Number 81, May 17, 1851" by Various
The ocular spectra are usually far more vivid and detailed.
"The Mother's Manual of Children's Diseases" by Charles West, M.D.
He put on a cover glass, then applied his eye to the ocular.
"The Blue Ghost Mystery" by Harold Leland Goodwin
But perhaps, my boy, you fail to find ocular demonstration in that illumination.
"The Orpheus C. Kerr Papers. Series 3" by Robert H. Newell
I am rarely mistaken in the meaning of the ocular expression.
"The Memoirs of Madame Vigée Lebrun" by Marie Louise Elisabeth Vigée-Lebrun
Divest her testimony of all comment and theory, and it still remains as nearly conclusive as any evidence, save ocular, can be.
"Anne" by Constance Fenimore Woolson
The retinal portion is composed of a corresponding number of ocular units or ommatidia.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 6" by Various
Nevertheless, it is an experience to have ocular proof of this life-giving current.
"Rustic Sounds and Other Studies in Literature and Natural History" by Francis Darwin
Ocular demonstration, however, proved its reality.
"Under the Southern Cross" by Maturin M. Ballou
The Stacys had derived pleasure in this ocular proof that Bear Cat was not dead.
"When 'Bear Cat' Went Dry" by Charles Neville Buck
Ocular proof is a wonderful galvanizer.
"Paradise Bend" by William Patterson White
That is, if we want tangible or ocular demonstration, which many of us do.
"The Cathedrals of Southern France" by Francis Miltoun
Here again Mr. George gave ocular proof of the practicability of his plan.
"Toronto of Old" by Henry Scadding
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In news:

Michael Harris, Product Manager, Ocular LCD.
Additional Phase III Data Show Long-Term Ocular Safety Profile and Support Device Functionality and Reliability.
History and ocular health evaluation were unremarkable.
She wants to raise awareness about ocular melanoma (cancer of the eye).
Researchers at Washington University in St Louis have developed a genetic test to help predict survival odds for patients with ocular melanoma.
GEN Reports on Ocular Therapeutics Targeting the Retina.
Ocular Therapeutix closes eye treatment study enrollment ahead of PMA bid.
Ocular Therapeutics Target the Retina.
Ocular Therapeutix launches Phase II trial of tear duct plug.
Ocular 's 17 Truetouch Panel.
From the show floor of SID 2012 in Boston: David Nolte, Senior Vice President of Engineering at Ocular , discusses the company's Truetouch Panel, which can support up to 16 simultaneous touches.
How to Manage Ocular Surface Disease.
Still not convinced that diagnosing and treating ocular allergy should be a priority.
Ocular Multi-touch Touchscreen Technology.
Into the Looking Glass—The Future of Ocular Therapeutics.
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In science:

These included studies of many specific types of collisional system, such as: colliding ring galaxies (see review of Appleton & Struck-Marcell 1987a), polar rings (see review of Sparke 2002), ocular ovals (Elmegreen et al., 1991), and shell galaxies (e.g., Hernquist & Quinn 1988).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Massive cluster populations are also found in ring galaxies like the Cartwheel (Appleton et al., 1996) and ocular waves like IC 2163 (Elmegreen et al., 2000).
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
Elmegreen, D. M., et al. (1991) Properties and Simulations of Interacting Spiral Galaxies with Transient ”Ocular” Shapes, A&A, 244, 52 Fabbiano, G., et al. (2004) X-raying Chemical Evolution and Galaxy Formation in the Antennae, ApJ, 605, L21 Feldmeier, J. J., et al. (2002) Deep CCD Photometry of Galaxy Clusters. I.
Galaxy Collisions - Dawn of a New Era
The presence of ocular nystagmus was est imated by means of the rotative test.
Influence of Alcohol Smell and Imagination on the Condition of the Human Organism and Subjective Human Experience
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