visual field

noun

Definition of visual field 

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

called also field of vision

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The two-dimensional screens compose a visual field corresponding to the amorphous white space through which the dancers move. Christopher Knight, latimes.com, "'Made in L.A. 2018': Why the Hammer biennial is the right show for disturbing times," 5 June 2018 Notice that little or none of this is present in the visual bursts (which are in color, large and detailed, and in the center of the visual field): the ramp of the museum, the people playing with cards, and the Godhead. Martin Seligman, BostonGlobe.com, "When the brain is off to sleep — but hard at work," 22 Mar. 2018 The interplay between visual fields and stillness and silence is really important. Glenn Kenny, New York Times, "Lost and Found in Translation: Streaming Isn’t Afraid of Subtitles," 6 Oct. 2017

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1875, in the meaning defined above

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visual field

noun

Medical Definition of visual field 

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

called also field of vision

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