from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A visual defect in which distant objects appear blurred because their images are focused in front of the retina rather than on it; nearsightedness. Also called short sight.
- n. Lack of discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning: "For Lorca, New York is a symbol of spiritual myopia” ( Edwin Honig).
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it.
- n. A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Nearsightedness; shortsightedness; a condition of the eye in which the rays from distant object are brought to a focus before they reach the retina, and hence form an indistinct image; while the rays from very near objects are normally converged so as to produce a distinct image. It is corrected by the use of a concave lens.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Short-sightedness; nearsightedness: the opposite of hypermetropia.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
The word myopia was coined in 1693, and the meaning was soon extended.
Infrastructure spending, spending now to build our competiveness and put people to work, suffers under the current short-term myopia of debt cutting first and foremost.
There is a danger that short-term myopia may end-up self defeating in the long-term as immediate gains will mask more important time-bombs.
This myopia is reflected in both political and media rhetoric, where “Republican” and “Conservative” have been so thoroughly conflated that they are used almost interchangeably across the board.
Perhaps this does indicate a certain myopia on the part of the American foreign-policy establishment.
To add insult to injury, my myopia is such that the lenses weighed about a pound apiece, each resembling a portal on a submarine.
This myopia is at the root of why we can’t tell a good idea when it bites us, or see that Obama is (literally) a gift from God, for a nation with it’s head up it’s arse.
But the reason can’t be that they’re perfectly forward-looking — the evidence for high rates of time preference and myopia is too overwhelming.
On the other hand, if people who object to being profiled are unusual, and aggregation does not cause harm to most people’s privacy, the main consequence of privacy myopia is greatly reduced.
We’ve watched short-term myopia destroy Wall Street.