Definition of Ocular

1. Noun. Combination of lenses at the viewing end of optical instruments.

Exact synonyms: Eyepiece
Group relationships: Binoculars, Field Glasses, Opera Glasses, Light Microscope, Optical Telescope, Sights
Generic synonyms: Lens, Lens System, Lense
Terms within: Graticule, Reticle, Reticule



2. Adjective. Of or relating to or resembling the eye. "An ocular spot is a pigmented organ or part believed to be sensitive to light"
Exact synonyms: Opthalmic, Optic, Optical
Partainyms: Eye, Eye, Eye, Eye

3. Adjective. Relating to or using sight. "Visual navigation"
Exact synonyms: Optic, Optical, Visual
Partainyms: Sight, Sight, Sight, Sight
Derivative terms: Optic

4. Adjective. Visible. "A visual image"
Exact synonyms: Visual
Similar to: Seeable, Visible

Definition of Ocular

1. a. Depending on, or perceived by, the eye; received by actual sight; personally seeing or having seen; as, ocular proof.

2. n. The eyepiece of an optical instrument, as of a telescope or microscope.

Definition of Ocular

1. Adjective. Of, or relating to the eye, or the sense of sight ¹

2. Adjective. Resembling the eye ¹

3. Adjective. Seen by the eye; visual ¹

4. Noun. The eyepiece of a microscope or other optical instrument ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Ocular

1. an eyepiece [n -S] - See also: eyepiece

Medical Definition of Ocular

1. 1. Of, pertaining to or affecting the eye. 2. Eyepiece. Origin: L. Ocularis, from oculus = eye This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ocular

octyl
octyl gallate
octyl glucoside
octylamine
octylamines
octylene
octylenes
octylglucoside
octylglucosides
octylic
octylisothiazolinone
octylphenoxy polyethoxyethanol
octyls
octyne
octynes
ocular (current term)
ocular albinism
ocular bobbing
ocular cone
ocular crisis
ocular dysmetria
ocular flutter
ocular humor
ocular hypertelorism
ocular hypertension
ocular hypotension
ocular larva migrans
ocular lens
ocular lymphomatosis

Literary usage of Ocular

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1. The Microscope: An Introduction to Microscopic Methods and to Histology by Simon Henry Gage (1920)
"A negative ocular devised by the Dutch astronomer Huygens. This is the most common ocular used on the microscope, and consists of a plano-convex field-lens ..."

2. Annals of Ophthalmology (1916)
"Formerly the diagnosis of ocular tuberculosis was not made unless the general condition of the patient strongly suggested tuberculosis. ..."

3. The American Journal of the Medical Sciences by Southern Society for Clinical Investigation (U.S.) (1902)
"As to the seat of the lesion causing the ocular and facial paralysis, ... A lesion situated there would explain both the facial and ocular palsies. ..."

4. Science by American Association for the Advancement of Science (1901)
"The positions of the ocular plates with reference to the border of the anal ring are subject to variation. The facts in the case are these: In a majority of ..."

5. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"A shoulder holds the ocular in such a position above the eyepiece of the ... Upon removing the ocular itself, the interference figure of the central grain ..."

6. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1918)
"A shoulder holds the ocular in such a position above the eyepiece of- the ... Upon removing the ocular itself, the interference figure of the central grain ..."

7. Manual of Petrographic Methods by Albert Johannsen (1914)
"A shoulder holds the ocular in such a position above the eyepiece of the ... Upon removing the ocular itself, the interference figure of the central grain ..."

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