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 All four victims were shot point blank or near point blank in the head, except for Devin Smith who was shot multiple times at close range, court documents said. CBS News, 21 June 2023 The shot was at near point-blank range. Teri Figueroa, San Diego Union-Tribune, 28 Oct. 2020 At that point, Longman came in and shot Breinholt in the head at near point-blank range. Jessica Miller, The Salt Lake Tribune, 24 May 2022 Nonetheless, at some near point in time, the eviction moratorium will no longer be constitutionally sustainable and will have to come to an end. Jay Adkisson, Forbes, 17 Apr. 2021 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, 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, 26 Sep. 2019 Having to leave at the nearest point of play highlighted just how much Spurs fans appreciate his brilliance., 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,, 8 Sep. 2019 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1876, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of near point was in 1876

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“Near point.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 22 Feb. 2024.

Medical Definition

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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