twenty-twenty

or 20-20

[ twen-tee-twen-tee, twuhn-tee-twuhn-tee ]
/ ˈtwɛn tiˈtwɛn ti, ˈtwʌn tiˈtwʌn ti /

adjective

Ophthalmology. having normal visual acuity.
keenly or acutely perceptive: an opinion based on twenty-twenty hindsight.

Origin of twenty-twenty

First recorded in 1935–40
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British Dictionary definitions for twenty-twenty

twenty-twenty

adjective

med (of vision) being of normal acuity: usually written 20/20

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Science definitions for twenty-twenty

twenty-twenty

20/20 (twĕn′tē-twĕn)

Having normal visual acuity. A person with twenty-twenty vision can see type as small as one-third of an inch at a distance of twenty feet.

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