[ neer-point ]

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

Origin of near-point

First recorded in 1875–80

Words Nearby near-point Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2023

How to use near-point in a sentence

  • Obliged to sail south, he found a sheltered harbor near Point Reyes, and landed there in 1579.

    Stories of California | Ella M. Sexton
  • The travellers reached the head of the valley, and examined from a near point the enormous dome.

    Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Around the near point of land, a quarter of a mile away and skirting the reef, a long black canoe paddled into sight.

    A Son Of The Sun | Jack London
  • The scene, regarded from a near point of view, was frightful.

    The Insect | Jules Michelet
  • Get around there, said Blanche, waving back to the near point.

British Dictionary definitions for near point

near point

  1. optics the nearest point to the eye at which an object remains in focus

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