myopia

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From Ancient Greek μυωπία (muōpía, shortsightedness), from μύειν (múein, to shut) + ὤψ (ṓps, eye).

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myopia (countable and uncountable, plural myopias)

  1. (pathology) A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it.
  2. A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.

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myopia f (uncountable)

  1. Obsolete spelling of miopia (used in Portugal until September 1911 and died out in Brazil during the 1920s).