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nearsighted

[neer-sahy-tid, -sahy-]
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adjective
  1. seeing distinctly at a short distance only; myopic.
  2. shortsighted.
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Origin of nearsighted

First recorded in 1680–90; near + sight + -ed3
Related formsnear·sight·ed·ly, adverbnear·sight·ed·ness, noun
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Examples from the Web for nearsightedness

Historical Examples

  • If the subject cannot read up to the twenty-foot line, nearsightedness or astigmatism is indicated.

    The Science of Human Nature

    William Henry Pyle

  • The squire was a thin, pale little man, with the pinched look of nearsightedness about his eyes.

    The Executioner

    Frank Riley


nearsightedness in Medicine

nearsightedness

(nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs)
n.
  1. Myopia.
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nearsighted

(nîrsī′tĭd)
adj.
  1. Unable to see distant objects clearly; myopic.
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nearsightedness in Science

nearsightedness

[nîrsī′tĭd-nĭs]
  1. See myopia.
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