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Date: 1700-1800
Language: Modern Latin
Origin: Greek, from myops 'person with myopia', from myein 'to be closed' + ops 'eye'

myopia

noun
     
Related topics: Illness and Disability
my‧o‧pi‧a [uncountable]
1 when someone does not think about the future, especially about the possible results of a particular action - used in order to show disapproval [= short-sightedness]
2 medicalMI the inability to see clearly things that are far away [= short-sightedness BrE; = nearsightedness AmE]

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