noun, plural i·ris·es, ir·i·des [ir-i-deez, ahy-ri-]. /ˈɪr ɪˌdiz, ˈaɪ rɪ-/.
verb (used without object)
QUIZ YOURSELF ON "WAS" VS. "WERE"!
Origin of iris
Words nearby iris
Definition for iris (2 of 2)
Example sentences from the Web for iris
Mechanical eyes as well as human ones use an iris to let in light.
In her new day job at an artificial intelligence company, Iris is using her precocious aptitude for neuroscience and behavioral psychology to research sexual attraction.
Each region of the grid is a “location” on the image—one location might contain the iris of an eye, while another might contain the tip of his nose.Geoffrey Hinton has a hunch about what’s next for AI|Siobhan Roberts|April 16, 2021|MIT Technology Review
His company creates applications powered by fingerprints, iris scans and now with facial recognition to identify someone when they enter a building … including shelters for the homeless … food banks… and public schools.Podcast: Facial recognition is quietly being used to control access to housing and social services|Tate Ryan-Mosley|December 2, 2020|MIT Technology Review
Seeing light text on a dark screen allows the iris in our eyes to be more burdened.
The Black PrinceBy Iris Murdoch This is my favourite novel of all time and is structurally extremely (and successfully) ambitious.The Most Unreliable Narrators, From Agatha Christie to Iris Murdoch|Sophie Hannah|April 2, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The same is true for Iris Dart, who has adapted her book Beaches (later a popular film) for the stage.
Iris (name has been changed) has become one such “status symbol.”
Iris Van Herpen and Delphine Manivet each have a technical mastery that falls within the luxurious customs of haute couture.
“Do not dare come to our country,” Venezuelan Minister of Prison Affairs Iris Varela shot back.
The iris of the human eye dilates and contracts with every shift of illumination, and the Time Observatory had an iris too.
The light that came through the machine's iris was faint at first, the barest glimmer of white in deep darkness.
There were morning-glories for the mid-summer season, peonies and iris for the spring, and chrysanthemums for autumn.The Dragon Painter|Mary McNeil Fenollosa
Walking beside the brook, I suddenly found the green spears of an iris plant amid the grasses.
Then I spied the centrepiece–a glass vase bearing three fresh iris buds from the brookside.