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depth perception

the ability of an observer to judge the spatial relationships of objects, especially their relative distance from the observer and from one another.
Origin of depth perception
1905-10 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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Examples from the web for depth perception
  • Whether it be to provide better depth perception in inclement weather or at night.
  • The accident permanently impaired his long-distant vision and depth perception.
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • And he found that there was a temporary loss of depth perception, and also a reduction of peripheral vision.
  • We could not have our present automotive culture without a certain minimum of depth perception.
  • Slightly separated from each other, the two can image events on the sun's surface simultaneously, allowing depth perception.
  • Altered depth perception makes tight spaces extra-sketchy.
  • Video game manufacturers are already pushing a technology which is known to cause eyestrain and which impairs depth perception.
  • It doesn't satisfy depth perception but will trick a casual glance.
  • The ground has turned to rubber and my depth perception is off.
depth perception in Medicine

depth perception n.
The ability to perceive spatial relationships, especially distances between objects, in three dimensions.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
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