as·​tig·​mat·​ic ˌa-stig-ˈma-tik How to pronounce astigmatic (audio)
: affected with, relating to, or correcting astigmatism
: showing incapacity for observation or discrimination
an astigmatic fanaticism, a disregard for the factsThe New York Herald Tribune
astigmatic noun

Examples of astigmatic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To prevent such astigmatic visions of diversity, always start with a cyclopedic, unflinching, clear-eyed look at the most detailed statistical data on basic identity representation — and build on that as the only solid foundation for true equity and inclusion. Susan Harmeling, Forbes, 28 Jan. 2022

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1852, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of astigmatic was circa 1852

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“Astigmatic.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Nov. 2023.

Medical Definition


1 of 2 adjective
as·​tig·​mat·​ic ˌas-tig-ˈmat-ik How to pronounce astigmatic (audio)
: affected with, relating to, or correcting astigmatism


2 of 2 noun
: a person affected with astigmatism

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