near point


Definition of near point

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

Examples of near point in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Chios, Greece—Framed on both sides by squat stone walls, a narrow road leads to Vial, a refugee camp on Chios, a Greek island in the northern Aegean that is, at its nearest point, just four miles off the coast of Turkey. Patrick Strickland, The New York Review of Books, "After the EU Turned Greece into a Refugee Warehouse, a Backlash," 4 Mar. 2020 Two private pilots have been fined for disturbing walruses hauled out near Point Lay on the Chukchi Sea coast in September 2017, in violation of the Marine Mammal Protection Act. Anchorage Daily News, "Feds fine pilots for disturbing hauled-out walruses on Alaska’s Arctic coast," 26 Sep. 2019 Having to leave at the nearest point of play highlighted just how much Spurs fans appreciate his brilliance., "Tottenham 5-0 Red Star: Report, Ratings & Reaction as Spurs Rack Up Record Champions League Win," 22 Oct. 2019 Geary, 24, was driving an Escalade along the Pacific Coast Highway with Thicke, 42, as a passenger when their vehicle reportedly collided with another car near Point Dume and Zuma Beach. Rachel Desantis,, "Robin Thicke and Fiancée April Love Geary Involved in Car Accident in Malibu: Report," 8 Sep. 2019 And up near Point Loma, get swept up in the views of crashing waves and majestic Sunset Cliffs. Jessica Yadegaran, The Mercury News, "Top 8 San Diego beaches to discover this fall," 30 Aug. 2019 Spanning an acre near Point Dume, the property consists of a single-story home and a detached guesthouse. Jack Flemming, Los Angeles Times, "Film producer Ryan Ahrens deals Point Dume digs for $13 million," 21 Aug. 2019 Nothing was as bad as the sand-blasting absorbed by marathoners and ultramarathoners on the Coastal Trail near Point Woronzof. Beth Bragg, Anchorage Daily News, "The wind roars at Anchorage RunFest, and so do the women," 19 Aug. 2019 The following day, fishermen found her partially nude body by the rocks near Point Mugu near the Pacific Ocean, approximately 70 miles away. Christine Pelisek,, "DNA Helps California Police Identify Suspect in Cold-Case 1972 Death of 11-Year-Old Girl," 12 Sep. 2019

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First Known Use of near point

1876, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of near point was in 1876

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“Near point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 7 Mar. 2021.

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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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