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jump

The displacement of the image of an object occurring when viewing across the borderline between two portions of different power in a bifocal or trifocal lens. The jump is eliminated by placing the optical centres on the dividing line; the lens is then called a no jump bifocal (e.g. a monocentric bifocal with a straight dividing line) (Fig. J1). Syn. image jump; prismatic jump. See monocentric.
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing lineenlarge picture
Fig. J1 Image jump upward caused by the segment of a bifocal lens, as the direction of gaze is lowered across the dividing line
Millodot: Dictionary of Optometry and Visual Science, 7th edition. © 2009 Butterworth-Heinemann
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And if they see anyone jumping the queue they will not be able to proceed to their destinations.
From an under-aged girl still living with mum Who has a young child and the future looks glum They'll give her a flat that's all they can do But the jealous accuse her of jumping the queue.
A NOTORIOUS family have provoked outrage after jumping the queue for a home in a soughtafter area.
One young lady told me the council served her with eviction notice where she will have to leave her temporary accommodation by the end of this month, because she was in a hostel and she tried jumping the queue to get rehoused.
And there's fear that Britain is being taken for a ride, and that new arrivals are jumping the queue for housing and swamping local people.