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myopia

my·o·pi·a

myopia

 
 
pronunciation:
maI o pi
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: a visual defect in which distant images are focused in front of rather than on the retina; nearsightedness. (Cf. hyperopia.)
Because of her myopia, she needs glasses to see things at a distance.
definition 2: mental shortsightedness, or failure to perceive adequately or correctly some effect or consequence.
The problem could have been circumvented if not for the myopia of the politicians.
Word Parts
The word myopia contains the following part:
op, ops, opt, opto, ophthalm, ophthalmo, -opia, -opsy Greek root that means eye, visual condition, vision, sight, inspection
synonyms:
ocul