miope(
myoh
-
peh
)
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (medicine)
a. short-sighted (United Kingdom)
¿Quién está allá, al otro lado del río? Soy miope y no puedo divisarlo.Who's over there on the other side of the river? I'm short-sighted and I can't make them out.
b. near-sighted
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Soy miope pero solo del ojo derecho.I'm near-sighted but only in my right eye.
c. myopic
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Las personas miopes pueden sufrir de dolores de cabeza.Myopic people may suffer from headaches.
2.
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
(lacking perceptiveness)
a. short-sighted
A phrase used as a figure of speech or a word that is symbolic in meaning; metaphorical (e.g. carrot, bean).
(figurative)
No podemos ser tan miopes y debemos tomar en cuenta todos los aspectos pertinentes.We can't be short-sighted and must consider all the relevant aspects.
This means that the noun can be masculine or feminine, depending on the gender of person it refers to (e.g. el doctor, la doctora).
3. (medicine)
a. short-sighted person (United Kingdom)
Estas gafas pertenecen a un miope.These glasses belong to a short-sighted person.
b. near-sighted person
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
Un miope vino a la tienda a comprar lentes de contacto.A near-sighted person came into the store looking for contact lenses.
c. myopic person
A word or phrase that is only used by experts, professionals, or academics in a particular field (e.g. exposition).
(technical)
Los miopes tienen la opción de someterse a cirugía laser.Myopic people have the option to undergo laser surgery.
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miope
An adjective is a word that describes a noun (e.g. the big dog).
1. (general)
a. short-sighted
b. near-sighted
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
2. (specialized term)
a. myopic
3. (fig)
a.
This refers to an idiomatic word or phrase for which there is no word-for-word translation.
no direct translation
una política miopea short-sighted policy
A noun is a word referring to a person, animal, place, thing, feeling or idea (e.g. man, dog, house).
4. (general)
a. short-sighted o
b. near-sighted person
Regionalism used in the United States
(United States)
5. (specialized term)
a. myopic person
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miope
adjective
short-sighted; near-sighted; (EEUU) myopic (formal)
short-sighted person; near-sighted person; (EEUU) myopic person (formal)
Collins Complete Spanish Electronic Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers 2011
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