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FARSIGHTEDNESS

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does farsightedness mean? 

FARSIGHTEDNESS (noun)
  The noun FARSIGHTEDNESS has 2 senses:

1. abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects
2. seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

  Familiarity information: FARSIGHTEDNESS used as a noun is rare.


 Dictionary entry details 


FARSIGHTEDNESS (noun)


Sense 1farsightedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Abnormal condition in which vision for distant objects is better than for near objects

Classified under:

Nouns denoting stable states of affairs

Synonyms:

farsightedness; hypermetropia; hypermetropy; hyperopia; longsightedness

Hypernyms ("farsightedness" is a kind of...):

ametropia ((ophthalmology) faulty refraction of light rays in the eye as in astigmatism or myopia)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "farsightedness"):

presbyopia (farsightedness resulting from a reduced ability to focus caused by loss of elasticity of the crystalline lens with age)


Sense 2farsightedness [BACK TO TOP]

Meaning:

Seeing ahead; knowing in advance; foreseeing

Classified under:

Nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents

Synonyms:

prospicience; farsightedness; foresight; prevision

Hypernyms ("farsightedness" is a kind of...):

knowing (a clear and certain mental apprehension)


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