from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An abnormal condition of the eye in which vision is better for distant objects than for near objects. It results from the eyeball being too short from front to back, causing images to be focused behind the retina. Also called farsightedness, hypermetropia.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disorder of the vision where the eye focusses images behind the retina instead of on it, so that distant objects can be seen better than near objects.
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; -- called also hypermetropia. Cf. emmetropia.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as hypermetropia.
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
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