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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First Known Use of depth perception

circa 1911


DEPTH PERCEPTION Defined for English Language Learners

depth perception

noun

Definition of depth perception for English Language Learners

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


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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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