Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The nearest point, as the far-point is the farthest point, which the eye can bring to a focus on the retina.
“The criminal inquiry into the massacre of civilians by US Marines in the Iraqi town of Haditha has unearthed chilling new evidence of how troops ordered five men out of a taxi and shot them one by one at near-point blank range.”
“As a group, long-term Transcendental Meditation Program participants, who had been practicing the Transcendental Meditation Program for more than five years, were physiologically 12 years younger than their chronological age, as measured by lower blood pressure, better near-point vision, and better auditory discrimination.”
“In a condition of rest the axes of vision of the eyes tend to become parallel; and from this point onward the intensity of the effort accompanying the process of fixation increases until, when the object has passed the near-point of vision, binocular adjustment is no longer possible.”
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