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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Recent Examples on the Web 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 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

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First Known Use of near point

1876, in the meaning defined above

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11 Nov 2019

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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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