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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.
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Origin of monocular

1630–40; <Late Latin monocul(us) one-eyed (see monocle) + -ar1

OTHER WORDS FROM monocular

mo·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 forms of monocular

monocularly, adverb

Word Origin for monocular

C17: from Late Latin monoculus one-eyed
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Medical 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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