visual field


Definition of visual field

: the entire expanse of space visible at a given instant without moving the eyes

called also field of vision

Examples of visual field in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The relay is what’s pulling eye-tracking information off the smart lens and determining where to stream data in your visual field. John Koetsier, Forbes, 18 May 2022 The whole visual field is made to resemble an animation, and the appearance of a simulated flat plane—a drawing is usually meant to be seen from only one angle—moving and shifting is continually disconcerting. Elvia Wilk, The New York Review of Books, 23 Mar. 2022 Those included a visual field analyzer and a retinal camera, each of which costs tens of thousands of dollars. Jessica Flores, Sam Whiting, Julie Johnson, San Francisco Chronicle, 25 Oct. 2021 Two-time Paralympian David Brown runs in the 100-meter and 200-meter sprint alongside a sighted guide in the T11 sports class, which includes all athletes who have a visual field of less than 10 degrees diameter. Haley Yamada, ABC News, 25 July 2021 The counting task demands hypervigilance in relation to events in the whiter part of the visual field, which in turn induces hypovigilance in relation to the darker parts. Hari Kunzru, Harper's Magazine, 22 June 2021 One afternoon, the sparkles were followed by a burst of bright white light, like a flash from an old-fashioned camera, smack in the middle of his visual field. Lisa Sanders, New York Times, 16 June 2021 The special goggles take in the visual field and translate that into amber points light that could trigger the opsin in the patient’s ganglion cells, and send a signal to the brain. Caroline Seydel, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Babies seem to prefer to keep their mother in the left visual field, too. Abigail Tucker, Smithsonian Magazine, 7 May 2021 See More

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First Known Use of visual field

1875, in the meaning defined above

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17 Jun 2022

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“Visual field.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 9 Aug. 2022.

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