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my•o•pi•a



Pronunciation: (mī-ō'pē-u), [key]
n.
1. Opthalm. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused in front of the retina, objects being seen distinctly only when near to the eye; nearsightedness (opposed to hyperopia).
2. lack of foresight or discernment; obtuseness.
3. narrow-mindedness; intolerance.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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