near-point

[ neer-point ]
/ ˈnɪərˌpɔɪnt /

noun Ophthalmology.

the point nearest the eye at which an object is clearly focused on the retina when accommodation of the eye is at a maximum.

Nearby words

  1. near-,
  2. near-death experience,
  3. near-earth object,
  4. near-infrared radiation,
  5. near-market research,
  6. near-sighted,
  7. near-term,
  8. nearby,
  9. nearctic,
  10. nearer tibet

Compare far-point.

Origin of near-point

First recorded in 1875–80

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British Dictionary definitions for near point

near point

noun

optics the nearest point to the eye at which an object remains in focus
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Medicine definitions for near point

near point

[ nîr ]

n.

The nearest point of distinct vision.

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