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depth perception Syllabification: depth per·cep·tion

Definition of depth perception in English:


The ability to perceive the relative distance of objects in one’s visual field.
Example sentences
  • This ability to sense distance is called depth perception.
  • When older, we also lose depth perception and the ability to distinguish contrast.
  • Here the lack of depth perception can reduce the ability to do detailed close work or to pour liquids accurately, and can make driving even more hazardous than it is already.

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