depth perception


noun

the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another.

Nearby words

  1. depth charge,
  2. depth finder,
  3. depth gauge,
  4. depth of field,
  5. depth of focus,
  6. depth psychology,
  7. depth sounder,
  8. depurate,
  9. depurative,
  10. deputable

Origin of depth perception

First recorded in 1905–10

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Medicine definitions for depth perception

depth perception

n.

The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions.

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