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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The Hover 2 includes a feature called Optical Radar, which is a swiveling stereo sensor that offers 360-degree depth perception and obstacle avoidance. Dami Lee, The Verge, "The makers of the selfie drone camera are Kickstarting its sequel, the Hover 2," 14 Nov. 2018 Theories suggest that the reflection of the sun on the surface of the lake may have caused the captain to lose his depth perception, crashing into the water at 230 miles per hour. Andrew Craft, Fox News, "70 years after B-29 crash in Vegas, new footage of wreckage is released," 24 July 2018 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

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circa 1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of depth perception was circa 1911

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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

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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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