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peripheral vision

all that is visible to the eye outside the central area of focus; side vision. Unabridged
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  • In his peripheral vision, he saw Wiener wilt, look away and then turn and leave the room.


    Cory Doctorow
  • No doubt, also, it is the rods that give to peripheral vision its great sensitivity to moving objects.

    Psychology Robert S. Woodworth
Contemporary definitions for peripheral vision

the capacity to see side or fringe areas when one is looking ahead; one's vision using only the outer edges of one's retina's 21st Century Lexicon
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peripheral vision in Medicine

peripheral vision n.
Vision produced by light rays falling on areas of the retina beyond the macula. Also called indirect vision.

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