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far-point

[fahr-point] /ˈfɑrˌpɔɪnt/
noun, Ophthalmology.
1.
the point farthest from the eye at which an object is clearly focused on the retina when accommodation of the eye is completely relaxed.
Compare near-point.
Origin of far-point
1875-1880
First recorded in 1875-80
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Historical Examples
  • From that point he could not see into Chastel, but a deep solemn note came from a far point to the east.

    The Hosts of the Air

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Out upon the far point of this nearer sandy ridge was built the white shaft of the Sokennet Light.

  • The rest of you wait here while Hal and I slip round to that far point, where we can get close to them without being discovered.

  • A moment later a cry which thrilled every nerve came from a far point in the dark background.

    The Scouts of the Valley Joseph A. Altsheler
  • She saw the empty cedar boat, bobbing on the little waves beyond the far point of Wild Goose Island.

  • From a far point in the west came a low sound which swelled gradually into a crash like thunder.

    The Guns of Europe

    Joseph A. Altsheler
  • Captain Ichabod ran with his lantern to the far point of land, and waved it frantically in warning.

    When the Cock Crows Waldron Baily
far point in Medicine

far point n.
The farthest point at which an object can be seen distinctly by the eye.

far point n.
The farthest point of distinct vision.

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