Binocular vision
The ability to maintain visual focus on an object with both eyes, creating a single visual image. Lack of binocular vision is normal in infants. Adults without binocular vision experience distortions in depth perception and visual measurement of distance.

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the ability to focus both eyes on an object at the same time, so that a person sees one image of the object he is looking at. It is not inborn, but acquired during the first few months of life. Binocular vision enables judgment of distance and perception of depth. See also stereoscopic vision.

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the use of both eyes together without diplopia.

Medical dictionary. 2011.

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  • binocular vision — the ability to focus both eyes on an object at the same time, so that a person sees one image of the object he is looking at. It is not inborn, but acquired during the first few months of life. Binocular vision enables judgment of distance and… …   The new mediacal dictionary

  • binocular vision —    Seeing with two eyes simultaneously gives the viewer the ability to perceive depth. Stereoscopic images depend on the use of binocular vision. Also see lens …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • binocular vision — vision which utilizes both eyes at once …   English contemporary dictionary

  • binocular vision — noun vision involving the use of both eyes • Hypernyms: ↑sight, ↑vision, ↑visual sense, ↑visual modality • Hyponyms: ↑stereoscopic vision, ↑stereoscopy …   Useful english dictionary

  • binocular vision — bi.nocular vision n [U] technical the ability to ↑focus both eyes on one object, which humans, monkeys, and some birds and other animals have …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • binocular vision — noun vision using two eyes with overlapping fields of view, allowing good perception of depth …   English new terms dictionary

  • binocular vision — bin|oc|u|lar vi|sion [ bı,nakjələr vıʒn ] noun uncount the use of both eyes to see things in relation to each other, as humans and some animals do …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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