astigmatic

[as-tig-mat-ik]Ophthalmology
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noun
  1. a person who has astigmatism.

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 of astigmatic

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

  • 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
noun
  1. a person who has astigmatism
Derived Formsastigmatically, adverb

Word Origin for astigmatic

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.

Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper