binocular parallax


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bin·oc·u·lar par·al·lax

the difference in the angles formed by the lines of sight to two objects situated at different distances from the eyes; a factor in the visual perception of depth.

binocular parallax

[per′əlaks]
Etymology: L, bini + oculus + Gk, parallax, in turn
the difference in the angles formed by the sight lines to two objects situated at different distances from the eyes. Binocular parallax is a major factor in depth perception. Also called stereoscopic parallax.

binocular parallax

The basis of stereoscopic vision; the difference in the angles formed by the lines of sight to two objects at different distances from the eyes. This is important in depth perception.
See also: parallax