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Meaning of hyperopia

hy•per•o•pi•a

Pronunciation: (hī"pur-ō'pē-u), [key]
— n. Ophthalm.
  1. a condition of the eye in which parallel rays are focused behind the retina, distant objects being seen more distinctly than near ones; farsightedness (opposed to myopia). Also called
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