near point


Definition of near point 

: the point nearest the eye at which an object is accurately focused on the retina at full accommodation

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Try surface plugs and plastic frogs near points and structure at daybreak. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 13," 12 July 2018 Try near points, culverts and run-outs created from rainfall. Mark Blythe,, "Central Florida fishing forecast: July 7," 6 July 2018 Look for bait pods and try near points, docks and the edges of grass beds. Mark Blythe,, "Cental Florida fishing forecast: July 4," 3 July 2018 According to People, Ashcraft survived at sea for 41 days on a diet of peanut butter and determination during her 700-mile journey to the nearest point of land in Hawaii. Morgan M. Evans, Fox News, "'Adrift' star Shailene Woodley reveals she maintained a 'miserable' 350 calories a day diet for film," 28 June 2018 According to the Volvo Ocean Race findings, there were between nine and 26 particles of microplastic per cubic metre near Point Nemo. Rob Hodgetts, CNN, "Sailor sacrifices sleep for science to save the planet," 8 June 2018 The most haunting war memorial in San Francisco stands near Point Lobos, above the Lands End trail overlooking the Pacific. Gary Kamiya, San Francisco Chronicle, "In World War II, San Francisco’s namesake ship was a Navy hero," 25 May 2018 China sits across an ocean strait, 100 miles from Taiwan at the nearest point, and has the world’s third-strongest armed forces. Ralph Jennings,, "Taiwanese F-16 crashes, killing pilot amid military exercises that simulate a Chinese attack," 4 June 2018 Schrade believes Sirhan couldn’t have killed his friend because an autopsy report showed RFK was shot from near point-blank range from behind and eyewitnesses saw Sirhan standing in front of Kennedy. Michael Levenson,, "RFK’s children divided over calls for a fresh investigation of his assassination," 31 May 2018

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of near point was in 1876

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Medical Definition of near point 

: the point nearest the eye at which an object is accurately focused on the retina when the maximum degree of accommodation is employed — compare far point — see range of accommodation

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