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near-point

[ neer-point ]
/ ˈnɪərˌpɔɪnt /
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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.
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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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Medical definitions for near-point

near point
[ nîr ]

n.
The nearest point of distinct vision.
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