near point

noun
|Updated on: 10 Jun 2018

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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1876

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near point

noun

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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