interpupillary

adjective

in·​ter·​pu·​pil·​lary ˌin-tər-ˈpyü-pə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce interpupillary (audio)
: extending between the pupils of the eyes
also : extending between the centers of a pair of spectacle lenses
interpupillary distance

Examples of interpupillary in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Particularly concerning is the issue of interpupillary distance. WIRED, 6 Jan. 2023 The headset also has continuous lens spacing, which adjusts the lenses to accommodate interpupillary distances. Lauren Goode, WIRED, 11 Oct. 2022 In better news, Sony's lens mechanism includes a precise interpupillary distance (IPD) slider, which can be accessed with a handy dial while the system is attached to the face. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 14 Sep. 2022 PlayStation Blog As far as significant design changes, the PSVR2 will now offer a lens adjustment dial that can slide each lens side to side in order to match the player's interpupillary distance. Kyle Orland, Ars Technica, 22 Feb. 2022 Facebook tried this same engineering approach with 2019's Oculus Rift S, a PC-exclusive VR headset, but this decision changed the way users might adjust the headset's interpupillary distance (IPD) slider. Sam MacHkovech, Ars Technica, 16 Sep. 2020 On a related note, during your exam, your doctor may have incorrectly measured your pupillary distance (also known as interpupillary distance, this is the amount of space between your pupils). Patia Braithwaite, SELF, 20 Nov. 2019

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1904, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of interpupillary was circa 1904

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“Interpupillary.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/interpupillary. Accessed 22 Apr. 2024.

Medical Definition

interpupillary

adjective
in·​ter·​pu·​pil·​lary ˌint-ər-ˈpyü-pə-ˌler-ē How to pronounce interpupillary (audio)
: extending between the pupils of the eyes
also : extending between the centers of a pair of spectacle lenses
interpupillary distance
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