monocular

[ muh-nok-yuh-ler ]
/ məˈnɒk yə lər /
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adjective

having only one eye.
of, relating to, or for the use of only one eye: a monocular microscope.

noun

a monocular instrument or device.

Origin of monocular

1630–40; < Late Latin monocul(us) one-eyed (see monocle) + -ar1
Related formsmo·noc·u·lar·ly, adverb
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British Dictionary definitions for monocular

monocular

/ (mɒˈnɒkjʊlə) /

adjective

having to do with or using only one eye

noun

a device for use with one eye, such as a field glass
Derived Formsmonocularly, adverb

Word Origin for monocular

C17: from Late Latin monoculus one-eyed
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Word Origin and History for monocular

monocular


adj.

1630s, from Late Latin monoculus "one-eyed," from Greek monos "alone, single" (see mono-) + Latin oculus "eye" (see eye (n.)).

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Medicine definitions for monocular

monocular

[ mŏ-nŏkyə-lər ]

adj.

Having or affecting one eye only.
Having a single eyepiece, as certain microscopes or other optical instruments.
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