a condition of the eyes in which vision is normal in daylight but abnormally poor at night or in a dim light; nyctalopia.
CAN YOU ACE THIS QUIZ ABOUT “COMPLIMENT” VS. “COMPLEMENT”?
Take this quiz to see if you really know the difference between “compliment” and “complement"!
Question 1 of 11
“Compliment” and “complement” had a shared meaning a long time ago, but today they are no longer interchangeable.
Origin of night blindness
First recorded in 1745–55
OTHER WORDS FROM night blindnessnight·blind, adjective
Words nearby night blindness
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020
Example sentences from the Web for night blindness
He could mimic Albano's writing and voice; he knew of Linda's night-blindness.
Synonymous with the Kufie.Nyctalopia, or night-blindness, 332.An Account of Timbuctoo and Housa Territories in the Interior of Africa|Abd Salam Shabeeny
They emphasize the occurrence of night-blindness as an early and frequent symptom.Scurvy Past and Present|Alfred Fabian Hess
British Dictionary definitions for night blindness
pathol a nontechnical term for nyctalopia
Derived forms of night blindnessnightblind, adjective
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition © William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Medical definitions for night blindness
The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.