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- adj. suffering from astigmatism
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Affected with, or pertaining to, astigmatism; ; also, remedying astigmatism.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- Pertaining to or exhibiting astigmatism.
- In botany, without a stigma: applied to the flowers of gymnosperms from an ecological point of view. See Stigmaticæ.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. of or relating to a defect in the eye or in a lens caused by a deviation from spherical curvature which prevents light rays from meeting at a common focus and so results in distorted images
This discrepancy in focal length is a measure of the astigmatism, often referred to as the astigmatic difference, and will depend on the inclination angle of the light rays and the lens power (as opposed to the shape or refractive index).
A red-headed researcher, actually working on a problem of a transistor which would record the TP impulse, hastily invented the fact that TP optical transmission was astigmatic and humbly requested enlightenment.
The astigmatic test at a local Wal-Mart Vision Center
Apart from the fact that my eyes were a little astigmatic by nature, as it was.
He'll gaze into your squinting, astigmatic eyes and fall in love with you because you're special, just like your mother always said you were.
But now novelists go into every class of society for their heroes, and surely, at least an occasional one of them must have been astigmatic.
Can't get off-the-shelf ones as have strange astigmatic prescription probably resulting from too much time spent at computer screens.
I'm pretty seriously astigmatic, and prone to eyestrain headaches, and I find white text or grey text on black painful and hard to read.
If it's elliptical, you can make an astigmatic lens.
Monet, on seeing those fields, described them as “enough to drive a poor painter crazy - impossible to render with our poor colors,” but render them he did in his astigmatic but beautiful way.