blind spot

noun
Updated on: 15 Apr 2018
1 a : the small circular area at the back of the retina where the optic nerve enters the eyeball and which is devoid of rods and cones and is not sensitive to light called also optic disk; see eye illustration
b : a portion of a field that cannot be seen or inspected with available equipment
2 : an area in which one fails to exercise judgment or discrimination

Examples of blind spot in a Sentence

  1. When driving on the highway, you need to make sure no one is in your blind spot before changing lanes.

  2. She has a blind spot concerning her son's behavior.

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First Known Use of blind spot

1829

in the meaning defined at sense 1a

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BLIND SPOT Defined for English Language Learners

blind spot

  • : an area around a car, truck, etc., that the driver cannot see

  • : a tendency to ignore something especially because it is difficult or unpleasant

  • : a small area at the back of the eye that is not sensitive to light


Medical Dictionary

blind spot

noun
: the small circular area in the retina where the optic nerve enters the eye that is devoid of rods and cones and is insensitive to light called also optic disk

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