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in·fi·nite dis·tance

the limit of distant vision, the rays entering the eyes from an object at that point being practically parallel.
Synonym(s): infinity

in·fi·nite dis·tance

(in'fi-nit dis'tăns)
The limit of distant vision, the rays entering the eyes from an object at that point being practically parallel.

infinite distance

1. A distance without limits.
2. In ophthalmology, the assumption that the light rays coming from a point of a distance beyond 20 ft (6.1 m) are practically parallel and accommodation is unnecessary.
See also: distance
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