Blindness is the inability to see.
- When your eyes do not work and you are unable to see anything, this is an example of blindness.
- When you love someone and cannot see his faults because of the depth of your love, this is an example of blindness.
The definition of blindness refers to a literal or figurative inability to see.
A lack or impairment of vision in which maximal visual acuity after correction by refractive lenses is one-tenth normal vision or less in the better eye. Blindness can be genetic but is usually acquired as a result of injury, cataracts, or diseases such as glaucoma or diabetes. In Asia and Africa, trachoma is a common infectious cause of blindness.
See also eyes.ablepsiaa lack or loss of sight. —ableptical, adj.amaurosisa condition of partial or total blindness, caused by a disease of the optie nerve. —amaurotic, adj.amblyopiaobscurity of vision, occurring without any organic change in the eyes; the first stage of amaurosis. —amblyopic, adj.anopsy, anopsia, anopsiablindness.cecityblindness.chionablepsiaMedicine. the condition of snow blindness.eluscationObsolete, the state of having defective eyesight; purblindness.excecationObsolete, the process of blinding.glaucomaa disease of the eyes, in which the eyeball hardens and becomes tense, often resulting in blindness. —glaucomatous, adj.hemeralopiathe loss of sight in daylight. —hemeralopic, adj.noctographa writing frame designed for use by blind people.nyctalopiathe loss of sight in darkness. —nyctalopic, adj.optophonea device combining a selenium cell and telephone apparatus that converts light energy into sound energy, used to enable blind people to sense light through the hearing and thus read printed matter.scotographan instrument for writing when unable to see.scotomaa blind spot or blind area in the field of vision.typhlologythe totality of medical knowledge concerning the causes, treatment, and prevention of blindness.typhlophilea person who devotes himself to helping the blind.typhlosisblindness. —typhlotic, adj.
(usually uncountable, plural blindnesses)
From Middle English blindnes, from Old English blindnysse; morphologically as if blind +"Ž -ness.
- But man has been smitten with blindness and ignorance: he knows neither the eternal law nor the things which await him after death.
- He has seen me in my blindness, and is trying to open my eyes.
- The notes of this journey are written in a light and amusing style, showing Hume's usual keenness of sight in some directions and his almost equal blindness in others.
- The thought of us residing in utter blindness petrified me!
- At the head of the establishment Johnson had placed an old lady named Williams, whose chief recommendations were her blindness and her poverty.