Definition of myopia in English:


Line breaks: my¦opia
Pronunciation: /mʌɪˈəʊpɪə


[mass noun]
  • 1The quality of being short-sighted: he wore spectacles to correct a mild degree of myopia
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    • 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 foresight or intellectual insight: the company’s corporate myopia
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    • 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.


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

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