myopia

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noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

Definition of myopia

  1. 1 :  a condition in which the visual images come to a focus (see 1focus 1) in front of the retina of the eye resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects She wears glasses to correct her myopia.

  2. 2 :  a lack of foresight or discernment :  a narrow view of something … those require long-term commitments, which in our current myopia we cannot take on. — Adam Smith

myopic

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myopically

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Examples of myopia in a Sentence

  1. She wears eyeglasses to correct her myopia.

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Origin and Etymology of myopia

New Latin, from Greek myōpia, from myōp-, myōps

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MYOPIA Defined for English Language Learners

myopia

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Definition of myopia for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition of the eye that makes it difficult to see objects that are far away


Medical Dictionary

myopia

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noun my·o·pia \mī-ˈō-pē-ə\

Medical Definition of myopia

  1. :  a condition in which the visual images come to a focus in front of the retina of the eye because of defects in the refractive media of the eye or of abnormal length of the eyeball resulting especially in defective vision of distant objects—called also nearsightedness; compare astigmatism 2, emmetropia



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