• WordNet 3.6
    • n myopia (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Myopia (Med) Nearsightedness; shortsightedness; a condition of the eye in which the rays from distant object are brought to a focus before they reach the retina, and hence form an indistinct image; while the rays from very near objects are normally converged so as to produce a distinct image. It is corrected by the use of a concave lens.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n myopia Short-sightedness; nearsightedness: the opposite of hypermetropia. In this condition, parallel rays of light are brought to a focus before they reach the retina, the accommodation being relaxed; the near-point and far-point of distinct vision approach the eye. Also called brachymetropia.
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Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
    • n Myopia mī-ō′pi-a shortness or nearness of sight
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
NL. See Myope
Chambers's Twentieth Century Dictionary
Gr.,—myein, to close, ōps, the eye.


In literature:

There was a rather high degree of myopia.
"Anomalies and Curiosities of Medicine" by George M. Gould
His myopia rendered the audience invisible, and no one can talk effectively to hearers whom he does not see.
"Prime Ministers and Some Others" by George W. E. Russell
"Socialism and Modern Science (Darwin, Spencer, Marx)" by Enrico Ferri
Does this prove that the myopia is rather due to heredity?
"Applied Eugenics" by Paul Popenoe and Roswell Hill Johnson
Liberals were silenced and American idealism was cursed as meddlesome myopia.
"Woodrow Wilson and the World War" by Charles Seymour
Confusion of vision is frequent even among children, and myopia, but not so common as the opacity of the cornea.
"Across Coveted Lands" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
For a number of years following the revolution, there were those in the east, and especially in New England, who suffered from myopia.
"The Land of the Miamis" by Elmore Barce
Strobe lights were said to cause cultural myopia.
"Coming to Grips with White Knuckles" by Paul Cameron Brown
In looking through coming years a man is subject to a certain economic myopia.
"Essentials of Economic Theory" by John Bates Clark
Already the fear engendered myopia of the morning was passing from Bower's eyes.
"The Silent Barrier" by Louis Tracy

In news:

A study finds that 17% more Americans have myopia than 30 years ago.
The landscape of the North Shore towns where Myopia holds its events proves well suited to the hunt.
Most young bands are prone to a kind of myopia where they can only see their lives and struggles in and out of the van—the shows, the triumph, the dream.
The Antidote to Brand Myopia .
Jim Castro of Helena, Montana, writes: Marilyn: I'd like to add to your answer about myopia .
Moral Myopia at Ground Zero Supporters of the mosque fail to see its true significance.
Moral myopia at Ground Zero.
City Hall's budget myopia .
But across the political spectrum, myopia is the order of the day.
A few recent items give expression to this myopia .
(CNN)-- Scientists say an epidemic of myopia, or nearsightedness , is sweeping through Asian children, and is likely due to students' spending too much time indoors studying and not enough time outside in the sunlight.
Via's Alice Park, researchers believe that myopia -- nearsightedness -- affects a mindboggling share of Asian schoolchildren.
The Next Step in Slowing Myopia Progression.
The Latest on PALs and Myopia Control.
Orthokeratology and Myopia Control—What Do We Know.

In science:

Myopia and Inconsistency in Dynamic Utility Maximization.
Consumption and Portfolio Rules for Time-Inconsistent Investors
Strotz, Myopia and inconsistency in dynamic utility maximization, Rev.
BSVIEs with stochastic Lipschitz coefficients and applications in finance
Prediction of empirical data based on elegant, concise scientific theories will ultimately triumph over dogma and myopia.
Physicists attempt to scale the ivory towers of finance