tunnel vision

noun
Updated on: 19 Nov 2017

Definition of tunnel vision

1 :constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision
2 :extreme narrowness of viewpoint :narrow-mindedness; also :single-minded concentration on one objective

tunnel-visioned

play \-ˈvi-zhənd\ adjective

Examples of tunnel vision in a Sentence

  1. His tunnel vision made sensible discussions on political issues nearly impossible.

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First Known Use of tunnel vision

circa 1942


TUNNEL VISION Defined for English Language Learners

tunnel vision

noun

Definition of tunnel vision for English Language Learners

  • medical : a condition in which you can see things that are straight ahead of you but not to the side

  • : a tendency to think only about one thing and to ignore everything else


Medical Dictionary

tunnel vision

noun

medical Definition of tunnel vision

:constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision

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