- the small area, insensitive to light, in the retina of the eye where the optic nerve enters
- an area where vision is hindered or obscured
- a prejudice, or area of ignorance, that one has but is often unaware of
- an area where radio reception is poor
See blind spot in American Heritage Dictionary 4
- Anatomy The small, circular, optically insensitive region in the retina where fibers of the optic nerve emerge from the eyeball. It has no rods or cones. Also called optic disk.
- A part of an area that cannot be directly observed under existing circumstances.
- An area where radio reception is weak or nonexistent.
- A subject about which one is markedly ignorant or prejudiced: “Of course, all of us . . . have our crotchets and our blind spots. I abhor novels written in the present tense” (Mordecai Richler).
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