binocular


Also found in: Dictionary, Thesaurus, Acronyms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

binocular

 [bin-ok´u-ler]
1. pertaining to both eyes.
2. having two eyepieces, as in a microscope.

bin·oc·u·lar

(bin-ok'yū-lăr),
Adapted to the use of both eyes; said of an optic instrument.
[L. bini, paired, + oculus, eye]

binocular

/bin·oc·u·lar/ (bĭ-nok´u-ler)
1. pertaining to both eyes.
2. having two eyepieces, as in a microscope.

binocular

(bə-nŏk′yə-lər, bī-)
adj.
1. Relating to, used by, or involving both eyes at the same time: binocular vision.
2. Having two eyes arranged to produce stereoscopic vision.

bin·oc′u·lar′i·ty (-lăr′ĭ-tē) n.
bin·oc′u·lar·ly adv.

binocular

[bīnok′yələr, bin-]
Etymology: L, bini + oculus, eye
1 pertaining to both eyes, especially regarding vision.
2 a microscope, telescope, or field glass that can accommodate viewing by both eyes.

binocular

adjective Referring to 2 eyes; using 2 eyes at once—e.g., binocular vision; adapted for 2 eyes, as in a binocular microscope.

noun A binocular glass—e.g., opera glass, microscope, binoculars.

bin·oc·u·lar

(bin-ok'yū-lăr)
Adapted to the use of both eyes; said of an optic instrument.
[L. bini, paired, + oculus, eye]

binocular

Pertaining to both eyes or to the simultaneous use of both eyes.

binocular

pertaining to the use of both eyes as in stereoscopic vision.

Binocular

Both eyes accurately pointing to the same object.
Mentioned in: Vision Training

binocular 

Pertaining to both eyes.

binocular 

Pertaining to the use of the two eyes but without fusion or stereopsis. The term is primarily used in clinical testing and vision therapy in which different prisms are placed in front of each eye.

binocular

1. pertaining to both eyes.
2. having two eyepieces, as in a microscope.

binocular field
the field of vision, simultaneously received by both eyes. Varies between animal species, depending on the placement of the eyes in the skull. Widest in the cat (90°), 60-70° in the horse and 15° in poultry.
Enlarge picture
Field of vision of predatory animals. By permission from Aspinall V, O'Reilly M, Introduction to Veterinary Anatomy and Physiology, Butterworth Heinemann, 2004
References in periodicals archive ?
Keep in mind that just because an inexpensive binocular and a premium model have identical twilight factors, exit pupil, relative brightness, etc.
The phrase "less is more" comes to mind when holding the new Steiner Champ 8x22 binoculars.
Potential licensees interested in obtaining more information about the Binocular Wear and discussing licensing opportunities with respect to the product can contact the Manufacturer Response Department of Innovation Direct[TM] at (877) 991-0909 ext.
This book is definitely a must for all who want to, or need to, understand how normal binocular vision works; and it should be a recommended standard study text.
The exit pupil is the point of light you see in the eyepiece when you hold a binocular away from your eyes.
I never cared much for binocular harnesses until I hunted in Africa, and found even a light jacket was often too much.
9x up to 20x digital (image quality is reduced when digital zoom is on and recording 2D video at magnifications higher than 10x), rivalling many high-powered conventional binoculars.
Certainly this technology looks likely to be the way forward for future binocular observing.
Overturn gave way in the straight and there was little between Binocular and Rock On Ruby jumping the final flight but Binocular knuckled down well when it mattered to edge the argument by a neck.
20 Newcastle 2m G1 C4/ATR Card page 45 Key stat Nicky Henderson is represented by Binocular - his last five runners in the race have finished 12153 BINOCULAR bids to make it third time lucky in today's Fighting Fifth Hurdle, which is staged at its natural home of Newcastle for only the second time in the last four years.
BINOCULAR is giving Nicky Henderson the right signals as the master of Seven Barrows bids to get his star hurdler back on the winning track at Newcastle on Saturday.
NIKON HAS INTRODUCED A NEW BINOCULAR IN ITS Monarch series, the 10x42 Monarch 3.