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binocular

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adjective bin·oc·u·lar \bī-ˈnä-kyə-lər, bə-\

Definition of binocular

  1. :  of, relating to, using, or adapted to the use of both eyes

binocularity

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binocularly

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First Known Use of binocular

1679


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noun bin·oc·u·lar \bə-ˈnä-kyə-lər, bī-\

Definition of binocular

  1. 1 :  a binocular optical instrument

  2. 2 :  a handheld optical instrument composed of two telescopes and a focusing device and usually having prisms to increase magnifying ability —usually used in plural

First Known Use of binocular

1861


BINOCULAR Defined for English Language Learners

binocular

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Definition of binocular for English Language Learners

  • : involving or designed for both eyes


BINOCULAR Defined for Kids

binocular

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adjective bin·oc·u·lar \bī-ˈnä-kyə-lər, bə-\

Definition of binocular for Students

  1. :  involving or designed for both eyes


Medical Dictionary

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binocular

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adjective bin·oc·u·lar \bī-ˈnäk-yə-lər, bə-\

Medical Definition of binocular

  1. :  of, relating to, using, or adapted to the use of both eyes binocular vision a binocular microscope

binocularly

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noun bin·oc·u·lar \bə-ˈnäk-yə-lər, bī-\

Medical Definition of binocular

  1. :  a binocular optical instrument



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