the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another.
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Origin of depth perception
First recorded in 1905–10
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Medicine definitions for depth perception
The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions.
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