- an eye.
- Architecture. a circular opening, especially one at the apex of a dome.
- Archaeology. a design representing an eye, as on funerary pottery found in megalithic tombs of Europe.
Origin of oculus
< New Latin, Latin: eye
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Examples from the Web for oculus
The Oculus Rift essentially tricks your brain into believing what it sees is real.
The Oculus Rift is a wearable headset that goes over the eyes like a clunky pair of scuba goggles.
This hidden Eden continues to baffle geologists with its oculus of volcanic stone.What Made Mexico’s Most Mysterious Beach?
October 14, 2014
This is important, because early VR headsets (including prototypes of the Oculus Rift) would make users feel motion sickness.
Many people heard about the Rift for the first time on March 25 when Oculus VR was purchased by the social network for $2 billion.
Indeed, some say that the eye is so called from its swiftness (oculus a velocitate).On Prayer and The Contemplative Life
St. Thomas Aquinas
It opens to the nave, with two pointed arches with an oculus above.
The round chapel to the left of the apse has a cupola with an oculus and a lantern at the top.
Oculus domini saginat equum—The master's eye makes the horse fat.
Word Origin and History for oculus
"an eye," plural oculi, 1857, from Latin oculus "an eye" (see eye (n.)).
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
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