depth perception

noun

Definition of depth perception

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

Examples of depth perception in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web These can be used for object recognition and depth perception, although this requires computation. James Morris, Forbes, 11 June 2022 Driving with lights that operate in this range (or slightly warmer) will maximize vision, contrast, and depth perception, all while reducing eye fatigue. Wes Siler, Outside Online, 18 Aug. 2020 The stylish aviators are equipped with Vision Drive Polarized XTR lenses that can help sharpen your depth perception while driving, eliminate glare and minimize color distortion. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 1 Apr. 2022 Many patients with traumatic brain injuries struggle with blurred or double vision, or lack depth perception, because brain injuries can disrupt neural pathways that control eye movements. New York Times, 1 Mar. 2022 Duchamp never did figure out how to bring such 3-D illusions to the masses, but his investigations into depth perception and movement helped define the aesthetic imagination for decades. New York Times, 23 Mar. 2022 Manuel still has weakness in his left leg and arm, and struggles at times with depth perception. Luca Evans, Los Angeles Times, 11 Mar. 2022 Because of this, when the space between a dial and glass is filled with oil, the eye is tricked into momentarily losing its depth perception, according to the watchmaker. Demetrius Simms, Robb Report, 24 Jan. 2022 This may include an eye that wanders inward or outward, eyes that appear to not work together, poor depth perception, squinting or shutting an eye and head tilting, according to the Mayo Clinic. Adrianna Rodriguez, USA TODAY, 24 Nov. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of depth perception

circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Depth perception.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/depth%20perception. Accessed 27 Jun. 2022.

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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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