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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.
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