Definition of Blind spot

1. Noun. A subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment. "Golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it"

Generic synonyms: Issue, Matter, Subject, Topic

2. Noun. The point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light.
Exact synonyms: Optic Disc, Optic Disk
Group relationships: Retina
Generic synonyms: Point

Definition of Blind spot

1. Noun. The place where the optic nerve attaches to the retina, and so where the retina cannot detect light. ¹

2. Noun. In driving, the part of the road that cannot be seen in the rear-view mirror. ¹

3. Noun. (context: figuratively) An inability to recognize a fact or think clearly about a certain topic, especially because of a prejudice. ¹

4. Noun. A location where radio reception and/or transmission is significantly poorer than in surrounding locations. ¹

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Medical Definition of Blind spot

1. The negative scotoma in the visual field, corresponding to the optic disk. Synonym: blind spot. (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blind Spot

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Literary usage of Blind spot

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Psychology: General Introduction by Charles Hubbard Judd (1907)
"For demonstration of the blind spot. (See text.) Now let him move the book backward and forward from seven to eight inches in front of his face until the ..."

2. Annals of Ophthalmology (1917)
"As regards the abnormal blind spot, Dr. Spencer believed that in many cases of ... The majority of cases in which the blind spot shows an enlargement are ..."

3. A Text Book of Physiology by Michael Foster (1900)
"The blind spot. There is one part of the retina on which rays of light falling give rise to no sensations; this is the entrance of the optic nerve, ..."

4. A Treatise on human physiology by John Call Dalton (1875)
"It is evident, furthermore, that the optic nerve fibres are not directly sensitive to light, even outside the blind spot, and where they form part of the ..."

5. Experimental Psychology: A Manual of Laboratory Practice by Edward Bradford Titchener (1901)
"(&) The Filling-out of the blind spot. — In ordinary binocular vision, the area that is blind in the one eye is able to see in the other; ..."

6. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The existence of the blind spot was first a class form a considerable ... For the blind spot of the right eye, turn the diagram upside down and close the ..."

7. The American Journal of Psychology by Granville Stanley Hall, Edward Bradford Titchener (1892)
"The blue spot represent the blind spot in the same eye. ... Sometimes traces of the blind spot appear. The violet light soon fades and on opening the ..."

8. Lessons in elementary physiology by Thomas Henry Huxley (1881)
"of the spot rests upon the entrance of the optic nerve, it is not perceived, and hence this region of the retina is called the blind spot. 6. ..."

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