tunnel vision
noun Date: circa 1942 1. constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision 2. extreme narrowness of viewpoint ; narrowmindedness; also single-minded concentration on one objective • tunnel-visioned adjective

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • tunnel vision — n [U] 1.) the tendency to only think about one part of something such as a problem or plan, instead of considering all the parts of it ▪ I ve got tunnel vision when it comes to what I want to do. 2.) a condition in which someone s eyes are… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • tunnel vision — n constriction of the visual field resulting in loss of peripheral vision * * * a visual field defect in which only the central area of the visual field remains. It occurs in advanced glaucoma and is simulated by aphakic spectacles. * * * 1.… …   Medical dictionary

  • tunnel vision — noun uncount 1. ) the tendency to concentrate on one goal or one aspect of something without considering anything else 2. ) a medical condition in which you can only see what is directly in front of you …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • tunnel vision — ► NOUN 1) defective sight in which things cannot be seen properly if they are not close to the centre of the field of view. 2) informal the tendency to focus exclusively on a single or limited objective or view …   English terms dictionary

  • tunnel vision — n. a narrow outlook; specif., the focus of attention on a particular problem without proper regard for possible consequences or alternative approaches …   English World dictionary

  • Tunnel vision — This article refers to the medical condition. For the novel see Tunnel Vision; for the film see Tunnel Vision (film); for the mural Tunnelvision see Blue Sky (artist) In medical terms, tunnel vision is the loss of peripheral vision with retention …   Wikipedia

  • tunnel vision — noun a) A restricted field of vision as the result of looking through some type of object or a medical condition. It took some time for him to get used to the tunnel vision he experienced while looking through a periscope. b) To focus ones… …   Wiktionary

  • tunnel vision — 1) N UNCOUNT If you suffer from tunnel vision, you are unable to see things that are not straight in front of you. 2) N UNCOUNT (disapproval) If you say that someone has tunnel vision, you disapprove of them because they are concentrating… …   English dictionary

  • tunnel vision —    If a person has tunnel vision, they focus on only one aspect of something, or they are unable to see more than one way of doing things.     Our manager has tunnel vision. He sees no reason to change anything …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • tunnel\ vision — Difficulty seeing associated with low blood pressure combined with sudden activity. I watched that three hour movie and when I stood up I got hit with some harsh tunnel vision …   Dictionary of american slang

  • tunnel\ vision — Difficulty seeing associated with low blood pressure combined with sudden activity. I watched that three hour movie and when I stood up I got hit with some harsh tunnel vision …   Dictionary of american slang

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