Definition of myopia
- … those require long-term commitments, which in our current myopia we cannot take on.
- —Adam Smith
She wears eyeglasses to correct her myopia.
These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'myopia.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.
First Known Use: circa 1654See Words from the same year
medical : a condition of the eye that makes it difficult to see objects that are far away
What made you want to look up myopia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).
Merriam-Webster's New Words Quiz—Fall 2017 Edition!
Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?TAKE THE QUIZ
Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.TAKE THE QUIZ