depth perception


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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Nervous moment for people lacking depth perception, but the ball was outside the post, not in. Andrew Das, New York Times, "Belgium Beats England, but Faces Tougher World Cup Bracket," 29 June 2018 Other early warning signs can include decreased vision and depth perception. Bob Curley, Fox News, "'Glow' in child's picture may be sign of serious eye disease," 9 June 2018 At four months, babies begin to see beyond a 10-inch radius; depth perception and range of vision increase. Sarah Schreiber, Good Housekeeping, "This GIF Shows Exactly What Babies See During Their First Year of Life," 19 Jan. 2017 Unfortunately, the difference in depth perception for the players can make for difficult shooting. Shawn Windsor, Detroit Free Press, "Final Four: Michigan basketball had too much talent to lose to Loyola," 31 Mar. 2018 The digital experience that the Go offers still surrounds you in a 360-degree virtual world full of apps that often play with depth perception and camera movement to create such illusions. Lisa Eadicicco, Time, "Review: Facebook's New Oculus Go Headset Is What Virtual Reality Should Have Always Been," 1 May 2018 Combining images taken about six months apart (meaning they were shot from opposite sides of our planet's orbit) can give the distances to these stars in much the same way that having two eyes gives you depth perception. Avery Thompson, Popular Mechanics, "Here Is the Largest Map of Our Galaxy Ever Made," 25 Apr. 2018 Such is the problem with depth perception on a 2D screen. Chris Chase, For The Win, "The 7 worst referee controversies of recent NCAA tournaments," 16 Mar. 2018 For a more theatrical effect, go for this play on depth perception. Katie Robinson, Seventeen, "15 Creative Ideas for Prom Pics With Your Squad," 12 Feb. 2018

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circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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English Language Learners Definition of depth perception

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

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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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