depth perception

noun

Definition of depth perception

: the ability to judge the distance of objects and the spatial relationship of objects at different distances

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Recent Examples on the Web One of the main adjustments: how to deal with the arenas’ depth perception. Mark Medina, USA TODAY, "Lakers’ LeBron James will never be comfortable playing in empty arenas. 'The fans are a part of this game'," 11 Dec. 2020 Choose contrasting colors for walls, floors, counters, and rugs to help guide folks visually and assist with depth perception. Kaitlin Petersen, House Beautiful, "How to Build a Home That Lasts Your Whole Life," 15 Oct. 2020 Social media allows everyone their own center stage; self-aggrandizing without depth perception — without a deeper sense of context in the present or in the history that has come before us — is an accepted way of moving through the world. Aaron Gilbreath, Longreads, "Cryin’, Dyin’, or Goin’ Somewhere: A Country Music Reading List," 11 June 2015 In addition to image stacking, Light's camera technology was also very good at depth perception. Ron Amadeo, Ars Technica, "Light, the company behind the Nokia 9 camera, quits the smartphone business," 12 June 2020 Comparing the specifics of stereo vision in these creatures and others might someday help crack the molecular code that makes depth perception possible. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Velcroed 3-D Glasses to Cuttlefish to Study Their Depth Perception," 8 Jan. 2020 Snap has built a suite of new 3D effects that take advantage of the device’s new depth perception ability. Casey Newton, The Verge, "Snap announces Spectacles 3 with an updated design and a second HD camera," 13 Aug. 2019 Usually, firefighting pilots have to fly with night vision goggles, which often degrades depth perception, and aircrews also need additional help from a dedicated guide helicopter. Eric Tegler, Popular Mechanics, "A Vietnam Helo's New Robot Brain Will Help Fight a Different Kind of Enemy," 9 Mar. 2020 The recurrence of this evolutionary trait underscores the importance of depth perception, says Judit Pungor, a cephalopod vision expert at the University of Oregon who wasn’t involved in the study. Katherine J. Wu, Smithsonian Magazine, "Scientists Velcroed 3-D Glasses to Cuttlefish to Study Their Depth Perception," 8 Jan. 2020

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First Known Use of depth perception

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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“Depth perception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depth%20perception. Accessed 1 Mar. 2021.

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depth perception

noun

English Language Learners Definition of depth perception

: the ability to see how far away something is or how much space is between things

depth perception

noun

Medical Definition of depth perception

: the ability to judge the distance of objects and the spatial relationship of objects at different distances

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