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astigmatic

[as-tig-mat-ik]Ophthalmology
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adjective
  1. pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting astigmatism.
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noun
  1. a person who has astigmatism.
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Origin of astigmatic

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + stigmatic
Related formsas·tig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb
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Examples from the Web for astigmatic

Historical Examples

  • Scilly and I, she once said to Ariadne, are an astigmatic couple.

    The Celebrity at Home

    Violet Hunt

  • After all, an astigmatic parent, seeing Adolf in a dim light, might be impressed by him.

    The Man Upstairs

    P. G. Wodehouse

  • They belonged to a person who was near-sighted and astigmatic in the left eye and almost certainly blind in the right.

    The Mystery of 31 New Inn

    R. Austin Freeman

  • He jerked it back again, and the thing looked as if it had been hung in a dim light by an astigmatic drunkard.

  • "No trace of chromatic, spherical, or astigmatic aberration," he reported in surprise.

    Skylark Three

    Edward Elmer Smith


British Dictionary definitions for astigmatic

astigmatic

adjective
  1. relating to or affected with astigmatism
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noun
  1. a person who has astigmatism
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Derived Formsastigmatically, adverb

Word Origin

C19: from a- 1 + Greek stigmat-, stigma spot, focus; see stigma
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Word Origin and History for astigmatic

adj.

1849; see astigmatism + -ic.

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