Definition of Shortsightedness

1. Noun. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred.

Exact synonyms: Myopia, Nearsightedness
Category relationships: Ophthalmology
Generic synonyms: Ametropia
Antonyms: Hyperopia
Derivative terms: Myopic, Nearsighted, Shortsighted



2. Noun. A lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources.
Exact synonyms: Improvidence
Generic synonyms: Imprudence
Specialized synonyms: Extravagance, Prodigality, Profligacy, Thriftlessness, Waste, Wastefulness
Derivative terms: Improvident, Shortsighted, Shortsighted
Antonyms: Providence

Definition of Shortsightedness

1. Noun. (pathology) myopia ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Medical Definition of Shortsightedness

1. That error of refraction in which rays of light entering the eye parallel to the optic axis are brought to a focus in front of the retina, as a result of the eyeball being too long from front to back (axial myopia) or of an increased strength in refractive power of the media of the eye (index myopia). Also called nearsightedness, because the near point is less distant than it is in emmetropia with an equal amplitude of accommodation. Origin: Gr. Myein = to shut This entry appears with permission from the Dictionary of Cell and Molecular Biology (11 Mar 2008)

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Literary usage of Shortsightedness

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1. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"59) directed to the distinction of true or optical shortsightedness under consideration from that shortsightedness which depends on defective sensibility of ..."

2. The Principles and Practice of Ophthalmic Medicine and Surgery by Thomas Wharton Jones (1863)
"59) directed to the distinction of true or optical shortsightedness under consideration from that shortsightedness which depends on defective sensibility of ..."

3. A Practical Treatise on the Diseases of the Eye by William Mackenzie, Thomas Wharton Jones (1855)
"In this latter form, which may be named amblyopic shortsightedness, although objects are seen better near at hand, they are not seen distinctly, ..."

4. An Experimental Treatise on Optics: Comprehending the Leading Principles of by Jean-Baptiste Biot (1826)
"Uil of these Lenses in correcting shortsightedness. 49. WE shall first apply the method to diverging lenses. Let Fig.43. ..."

5. The Region of the Eternal Fire: An Account of a Journey to the Petroleum by Charles Thomas Marvin (1891)
"... Asia—Russia becoming More Unassailable in Central Asia, while We continue as Vulnerable as Ever in India —The shortsightedness of English Statesmen—The ..."

6. China in Decay: The Story of a Disappearing Empire by Alexis Sidney Krausse (1900)
"... Absorption of China—Lack of Recuperative Power—shortsightedness of British Policy— The Duty of England—The Measures Needful—The Possibilities. ..."

7. Historic Ninepins: A Book of Curiosities, where Old and Young May Read by John Timbs (1869)
"shortsightedness OF NAPOLEON I. Although the 19th volume of the Correspondence of Napoleon I. (May to October, 1809) is less interesting to the general ..."

8. Historic Ninepins: A Book of Curiosities, where Old and Young May Read by John Timbs (1869)
"shortsightedness OF NAPOLEON L Although the igth volume of the Correspondence of Napoleon I. (May to October, 1809) is less interesting to the general ..."

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