Borrowed from Ancient Greek μυωπία (muōpía, “shortsightedness”), from μύω (múō, “to shut, close”) + ὤψ (ṓps, “eye”) + -ία (-ía).
- (UK) IPA(key): /maɪˈəʊ.pɪ.ə/
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- (US) IPA(key): /maɪˈoʊ.pi.ə/
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- Rhymes: -əʊpiə
myopia (countable and uncountable, plural myopias)
- (pathology) A disorder of the vision where distant objects appear blurred because the eye focuses their images in front of the retina instead of on it.
- Synonyms: shortsightedness, nearsightedness
- Antonym: hyperopia
- Coordinate term: presbyopia
- 2015 March 15, Elie Dolgin, “The myopia boom”, in Nature:
- The modern rise in myopia mirrored a trend for children in many countries to spend more time engaged in reading, studying or — more recently — glued to computer and smartphone screens.
- (figurative) A lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning.
disorder of the vision — see nearsightedness
lack of imagination, discernment or long-range perspective in thinking or planning
- near-sightedness on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
myopia f (uncountable)
- Obsolete spelling of miopia (used in Portugal until September 1911 and in Brazil until the 1940s).