Definition of myopia noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//maɪˈəʊpiə//
    ; NAmE NAmE//maɪˈoʊpiə//
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  1. 1(specialist) the inability to see things clearly when they are far away synonym short sight, short-sightedness
  2. 2(formal, disapproving) the inability to see what the results of a particular action or decision will be; the inability to think about anything outside your own situation The cancellation of the popular show was a result of managerial myopia. cultural myopia
  3. Word Originearly 18th cent.: modern Latin, from late Greek muōpia, from Greek muōps, from muein ‘to shut’ + ōps ‘eye’.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: myopia