NEARSIGHTEDNESS

myopia, nearsightedness, shortsightedness

(noun) (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye’s faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred

Source: WordNet® 3.1


Etymology

Noun

nearsightedness (plural nearsightednesses)

The property of being nearsighted, myopia.

Synonyms

• shortsightedness

Source: Wiktionary


Near"sight`ed, a.

Definition: Seeing distinctly at short distances only; shortsighted.

– Near"sight`ed*ness, n.

Definition: See Myopic, and Myopia.

Source: Webster’s Unabridged Dictionary 1913 Edition



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