from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. The space or range within which objects are visible to the immobile eyes at a given time. Also called field of vision.
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- n. all of the points of the physical environment that can be perceived by a stable eye at a given moment
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Mr. Herbert Spencer remarks,12 "When there is a desire to see something on one side of the visual field without being supposed to see it, the tendency is to check the conspicuous movement of the head, and to make the required adjustment entirely with the eyes; which are, therefore, drawn very much to one side.