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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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 The quake was centered 9 miles northwest of Anchorage near Point MacKenzie and was the second aftershock of 4.0 or larger in August. Anchorage Daily News, "Magnitude 4.1 aftershock shakes Anchorage just before midnight," 28 Aug. 2019 The shooting occurred at 4:30 p.m. Friday at a home in the 28000 block of Bison Court, near Point Dume, according to the Los Angeles County Sheriff’s Department. Los Angeles Times, "Deputies shoot knife-wielding man inside his Malibu home, authorities say," 27 July 2019 The trust owns nearly 1 million acres of land statewide, including extensive tracts in the Matanuska Valley, along the Chuitna River, and near Point MacKenzie. James Brooks, Anchorage Daily News, "Alaska Mental Health Trust considers $500 land-use fee for snowmachining," 18 June 2019 As a trade deadline acquisition, Zuccarello proved his worth, scoring at a near point-per-game pace in the playoffs for Dallas. Dane Mizutani, Twin Cities, "Wild bolster lineup with addition of Mats Zuccarello and Ryan Hartman," 1 July 2019 In the Bay Area, about 100 tents with young campers will be set up near Point Bonita in the Marin Headlands as part of the event, Hitchcock said. Tom Stienstra,, "How to get your kid to love the outdoors this summer," 14 June 2019

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1876, in the meaning defined above

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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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