[ as-tig-mat-ik ]
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  1. pertaining to, exhibiting, or correcting astigmatism.

  1. a person who has astigmatism.

Origin of astigmatic

First recorded in 1840–50; a-6 + stigmatic

Other words from astigmatic

  • as·tig·mat·i·cal·ly, adverb

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How to use astigmatic in a sentence

  • Almost all eyes are more or less astigmatic, but persons only become aware of it when it is excessive.

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

    The Celebrity at Home | Violet Hunt
  • He jerked it back again, and the thing looked as if it had been hung in a dim light by an astigmatic drunkard.

    Love Among the Chickens | P. G. Wodehouse
  • If the subject is astigmatic he will see some of the straight lines distinctly while others will be blurred.

  • Conclusion: the lens is astigmatic, or the objective is not adjusted to be co-axial with the eyepiece.

    On Laboratory Arts | Richard Threlfall

British Dictionary definitions for astigmatic


/ (ˌæstɪɡˈmætɪk) /

  1. relating to or affected with astigmatism

  1. a person who has astigmatism

Origin of astigmatic

C19: from a- 1 + Greek stigmat-, stigma spot, focus; see stigma

Derived forms of astigmatic

  • astigmatically, adverb

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