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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Illness & disability
myopiamy‧o‧pi‧a /maɪˈəʊpiə $ -ˈoʊ-/ noun [uncountable]  1 NOT KNOWwhen someone does not think about the future, especially about the possible results of a particular action – used to show disapproval syn short-sightedness2 medicalMI the inability to see clearly things that are far away syn short-sightedness British English, nearsightedness American English
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myopiaIt appears that literacy causes myopia.The child with high myopia is also at risk of further visual deterioration from muscular haemorrhage or retinal detachment.Illiteracy is not the only, nor the most important, evidence of national myopia.She kept hitting my forehead, and penumbra replaced myopia, and my arms fell away, no longer offering interference.It should be used as a platform from which to explore the different modes that he suggests of lessening the short-run myopia.Tom Peters, finding such myopia hard to believe, attacked the attackers in an Open Letter to Congress.If the myopia is of high degree the vision may not be normal even with glasses.
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