from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See hyperopia.
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- n. hyperopia
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. 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; -- now most commonly called hyperopia. Cf. emmetropia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A natural or acquired condition of the eyes in which the focus (that is, of parallel rays when the accommodation is completely relaxed) falls behind the retina; long-sightedness: the opposite of myopia. Also hyperopia, hypermet-ropy, and hyperpresbyopia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
Greek hupermetros, beyond measure (huper-, hyper- + metron, measure; see meter2) + -opia.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Ancient Greek ὑπέρμετρος (hupermetros, "excessive") + ὀπός (opos) (genitive of ὄψ (ops, "eye")) + -ia. (Wiktionary)