binocular

[buh-nok-yuh-ler, bahy-] /bəˈnɒk yə lər, baɪ-/
noun
1.
Usually, binoculars. Also called pair of binoculars, prism binoculars. an optical device, providing good depth effect, for use with both eyes, consisting of two small telescopes fitted together side by side, each telescope having two prisms between the eyepiece and objective for erecting the image.
adjective
2.
involving both eyes:
"binocular vision."
Origin
1705–15; bin- + ocular
Related forms
binocularity, noun
binocularly, adverb
Example Sentences for binocular
But surgeons are likely to wait for the full-colour, binocular version, which will be better for viewing medical images.
Our binocular vision combines the two views into one three-dimensional image.
In theory, binocular rivalry is a simple phenomenon.
We all have predator's eyes-forward facing with binocular vision-and move to the kitchen, where breakfast is prey.
As a result, astronomers have had to resort to a form of binocular vision called astrometry.
Binocular vision, vision in which both eyes are used together.
British Dictionary definitions for binocular
binocular (bɪˈnɒkjʊlə, baɪ-)
 
adj
involving, relating to, seeing with or intended for both eyes: binocular vision
 
[C18: from bi-1 + Latin oculus eye]

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Word Origin and History for binocular
binocular
1738, "involving both eyes," from Fr. binoculaire, from L. bini "two by two, twofold, two apiece" (especially of matching things) + ocularis "of the eye," from oculus "eye" (see eye). The double-tubed telescopic instrument (1871, short for binocular glass) earlier was called a binocle (1690s).
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binocular in Medicine

binocular bin·oc·u·lar (bə-nŏk'yə-lər, bī-)
adj.
Adapted to the use of both eyes. Used of an optical instrument.

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binocular in Science
binocular
  (bə-nŏk'yə-lər)   

Adjective  Relating to or involving both eyes at once, as in binocular vision.

Noun  An optical device, such as a pair of field glasses, consisting of two small telescopes, designed for use by both eyes at once. Often used in the plural as binoculars.
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