Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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 the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Obsolescent 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.

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  • noun hyperopia

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

  • noun abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[Greek hupermetros, beyond measure (huper-, hyper- + metron, measure; see meter) + –opia.]

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From Ancient Greek ὑπέρμετρος (hupermetros, "excessive") + ὀπός (opos) (genitive of ὄψ (ops, "eye")) +‎ -ia.

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