Definition of myopia in English:

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myopia

Pronunciation: /mīˈōpēə/

noun

1Nearsightedness.
Example sentences
  • Astigmatism may occur with myopia or hyperopia.
  • Apart from testing the eye, they supply booklets detailing eye care with particular reference to refractive errors such as myopia, hypermetropia and astigmatism.
  • The Romans considered myopia a permanent defect that reduced the market value of a slave.
1.1Lack of imagination, foresight, or intellectual insight: historians have been censured for their myopia in treating modern science as a western phenomenon
More example sentences
  • The Register reports another example of corporate myopia.
  • It reeks of the typical psychology and myopia of the supposed intellectually and militarily powerful.
  • The result is a sort of national and cultural myopia.

Origin

Early 18th century: modern Latin, from late Greek muōpia, from Greek muōps (see myope).

Words that rhyme with myopia

cornucopia, dystopia, Ethiopia, subtopia, Utopia
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