farsighted

[fahr-sahy-tid, -sahy-tid]
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adjective
  1. seeing objects at a distance more clearly than those near at hand; hyperopic.
  2. seeing to a great distance.
  3. wise, as in foreseeing future developments: a farsighted statesman.

Origin of farsighted

First recorded in 1635–45; far + sight + -ed3
Related formsfar·sight·ed·ly, adverbfar·sight·ed·ness, noun

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Related Words for farsightedness

hypermetropia, hyperopia

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farsightedness in Medicine

farsightedness

[färtĭd-nĭs]
n.
  1. hyperopia

farsighted

adj.
  1. Able to see distant objects better than objects at close range; hyperopic.
  2. Capable of seeing to a great distance.
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farsightedness in Science

farsightedness

[färsī′tĭd-nĭs]
  1. See hyperopia.
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