Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Relating to, used by, or involving both eyes at the same time.
  • adjective Having two eyes arranged to produce stereoscopic vision.
  • noun An optical device, such as a pair of field glasses or opera glasses, designed for simultaneous use by both eyes and consisting of two small telescopes joined together.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Having two eyes: as, “most animals are binocular,” Also binoculate.
  • Referring to both eyes; suited for the simultaneous use of both eyes: as, a binocular telescope or microscope.
  • noun An optical instrument, such as a field-glass, with two objectives and two eyepieces, adjusted so as to permit the simultaneous use of both eyes. The word binocular has almost entirely supplanted the older and grammatically preferable form binocle.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun A binocular glass, whether opera glass, telescope, or microscope.
  • adjective Having two eyes.
  • adjective Pertaining to both eyes; employing both eyes at once.
  • adjective Adapted to the use of both eyes.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Using two eyes or viewpoints; especially, using two eyes or viewpoints to ascertain distance.
  • noun attributive form of binoculars
  • noun A pair of binoculars.
  • noun dated Any binocular glass, such as an opera glass, telescope, or microscope.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective relating to both eyes

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Examples

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  • "Each camera gets a slightly different view, and that creates what's called binocular disparity," says Ahna Girshick, a vision researcher at New York University.

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  • "Each camera gets a slightly different view, and that creates what's called binocular disparity," says Ahna Girshick, a vision researcher at New York University.

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  • "Each camera gets a slightly different view, and that creates what's called binocular disparity," says Ahna Girshick, a vision researcher at New York University.

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  • "Each camera gets a slightly different view, and that creates what's called binocular disparity," says Ahna Girshick, a vision researcher at New York University.

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  • "Each camera gets a slightly different view, and that creates what's called binocular disparity," says Ahna Girshick, a vision researcher at New York University.

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  • To determine what influence smells do have on visual processing, Zhou and her colleagues presented subjects with two different visual images (a rose or two Sharpie markers), one to each eye -- a test known as binocular rivalry.

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  • To determine what influence smells do have on visual processing, Zhou and her colleagues presented subjects with two different visual images (a rose or two Sharpie markers), one to each eye -- a test known as binocular rivalry.

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  • Normally, both your eyes work together equally when you look at an object, to produce what's called binocular vision.

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