follow Dictionary.com

Hone in vs. home in? What's the difference?

visual field

noun
Origin of visual field
1880-1885
1880-85
Dictionary.com Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
Cite This Source
Examples from the Web for visual field
Historical Examples
  • Binocular vision overcomes any annoyance due to the blind-spots because they do not overlap in the visual field.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • This is one of the effects which depends upon the location in the visual field.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • The disturbance of the nutrition of the retina accounts in greater part for the various forms of visual field met with.

    Glaucoma Various
  • A stick of red sealing wax drawn across the eye from right to left, appears at the periphery of the visual field to be black.

    Criminal Psychology Hans Gross
  • If this image of the light-source is moved, the tree-like image seen in the visual field will also move.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • The patient's visual field on the left side was limited to 30, the right eye was shut.

  • Let us then turn once more to the familiar illustration of the visual field.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
  • The main interest in these cases centres in the defects produced in the area of the visual field.

  • But in the foregoing case the visual field does not appear of a uniform yellow.

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • Consciousness is sometimes likened to a visual field and sometimes to the waves of the sea.

    Creative Intelligence John Dewey, Addison W. Moore, Harold Chapman Brown, George H. Mead, Boyd H. Bode, Henry Waldgrave, Stuart James, Hayden Tufts, Horace M. Kallen
British Dictionary definitions for visual field

visual field

noun
1.
the whole extent of the image falling on the retina when the eye is fixating a given point in space
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
© William Collins Sons & Co. Ltd. 1979, 1986 © HarperCollins
Publishers 1998, 2000, 2003, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2012
Cite This Source
visual field in Medicine

visual field n.
The area simultaneously visible to one eye without movement.

The American Heritage® Stedman's Medical Dictionary
Copyright © 2002, 2001, 1995 by Houghton Mifflin Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Company.
Cite This Source
visual field in Science
visual field  
The area that is visible to an immobile eye at a given time.
The American Heritage® Science Dictionary
Copyright © 2002. Published by Houghton Mifflin. All rights reserved.
Cite This Source

Word of the Day

Difficulty index for visual field

Few English speakers likely know this word

Word Value for visual

9
12
Scrabble Words With Friends