blindness

[ blahynd-nis ]
/ ˈblaɪnd nɪs /

noun

the inability to see; the condition of having severely impaired or absolutely no sense of sight: Patients are first asked if their blindness is congenital or the result of injury or disease.
an unwillingness or inability to perceive or understand; lack of judgment; ignorance: Your blindness to this behavior has allowed his anxiety to worsen.

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Origin of blindness

First recorded before 1000; blind + -ness
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Scientific definitions for blindness

blindness
[ blīndnĭs ]

A lack or impairment of vision in which maximal visual acuity after correction by refractive lenses is one-tenth normal vision or less in the better eye. Blindness can be genetic but is usually acquired as a result of injury, cataracts, or diseases such as glaucoma or diabetes. In Asia and Africa, trachoma is a common infectious cause of blindness.
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