Hyperopia Hy`per*o"pi*a (h[imac]`p[~e]r*[=o]"p[i^]*[.a]), n. [NL., fr. Gr. "ype`r over + 'w`ps, 'wpo`s, the eye.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina, making vision for distant objects better than for near objects; farsightedness; -- called also {hypermetropia}. Cf. {Emmetropia}. -- {Hy`per*op"tic}, a.

Syn: hypermetropia, farsightedness, longsightedness. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • farsighted — adjective a) Being unable to focus with ones eyes on near objects. b) Being considerate about the future with respect to ones own plans or deeds; showing anticipation. Syn: anticipatory, hyperoptic, longsighted, long sighted, foresighted …   Wiktionary

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