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farsighted

[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid] /ˈfɑrˈsaɪ tɪd, -ˌsaɪ tɪd/
adjective
1.
seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
2.
seeing to a great distance.
3.
wise, as in foreseeing future developments:
a farsighted statesman.
Origin of farsighted
1635-1645
First recorded in 1635-45; far + sight + -ed3
Related forms
farsightedly, adverb
farsightedness, noun
Synonyms
3. foresighted, farseeing, prescient, discerning, prudent, perspicacious.
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farsightedness in Medicine

farsightedness far·sight·ed·ness (fär'sī'tĭd-nĭs)
n.
See hyperopia.

farsighted far·sight·ed or far-sight·ed (fär'sī'tĭd)
adj.

  1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.

  2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.

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farsightedness in Science
farsightedness
  (fär'sī'tĭd-nĭs)   
See hyperopia.
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