visual angle

noun

the angle subtended by an object at the lens of the eye

Nearby words

  1. visual acuity,
  2. visual aid,
  3. visual aids,
  4. visual album,
  5. visual allesthesia,
  6. visual aphasia,
  7. visual area,
  8. visual arts,
  9. visual axis,
  10. visual binary

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Medicine definitions for visual angle

visual angle

n.

The angle formed at the retina by the meeting of lines drawn from the periphery of the viewed object.

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