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blindness Explained

blindness at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

['blaındnəs]

blindness at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Inability to see with one or both eyes. Transient blindness (blackout) can result from vertical acceleration causing high gravitational forces; glomerulonephritis (a kidney disease); or a clot in a blood vessel of the eye. Continuing blindness may arise from injuries or diseases of the eye (e.g., cataract, glaucoma), incl. the retina, the optic nerve, or the brain's visual centers. Many infectious, noninfectious, and parasitic systemic diseases can cause blindness. Sexually transmitted diseases and rubella in pregnant women can cause blindness in their infants. See also macular degeneration, visual-field defect.

blindness at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

38 Moby Thesaurus words for "blindness":
albinism, astigmatism, astigmia, bad eyesight, blurred vision,
deafness, defect of vision, dim-sightedness, dogmatism,
double sight, double vision, faulty eyesight, imperceptiveness,
impercipience, imperfect vision, incognizance, incomprehension,
insensibility, mindlessness, nearsightedness, nonrealization,
nonrecognition, nonunderstanding, nystagmus, partial blindness,
positiveness, purblindness, reduced sight, shortsightedness,
tunnel vision, unapprehendingness, unawareness, unconsciousness,
undiscerningness, unmindfulness, unperceptiveness,
unpersuadableness, unwittingness

Blindness at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Blindness \Blind"ness\, n.
State or condition of being blind, literally or figuratively.
--Darwin.

{Color blindness}, inability to distinguish certain color.
See {Daltonism}.

blindness at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

blindness
n : lack of sight [syn: {sightlessness}, {cecity}]

blindness at English (WD) Of Explained:

==English==

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » enm Inter: term » blindnes|lang=enm, from Inter: etyl » ang Inter: term » blindnysse|lang=ang; morphologically as if Inter: suffix » blind|ness.

Pronunciation

* Inter: audio » en-us-blindness.ogg|Audio (US)

Noun

Inter: wikipedi » a
Inter: en-noun » -|es
  • The condition of being blind; unable to see.
    1. Inter: figurativel » y Want of intellectual or moral discernment; mental darkness; ignorance, heedlessness.
    2. Inter: obsolet » e concealment

      Synonyms

      * ablepsy Inter: qualifier » rare

  • cecity
  • sightlessness

    Derived terms

    * colour blindness, color blindness
  • stereoblindness

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » condition of being blind
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|կուրություն|tr=kurut’yun
  • Asturian: Inter: t- » ast|ceguera|f
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|অন্ধত্ব|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t+ » bg|слепота|f
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|ceguesa|f
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|盲目性
  • Czech: Inter: t- » cs|slepota|f
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|blindheid|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t- » eo|blindeco
  • Estonian: Inter: t- » et|pimedus
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|sokeus
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|cécité|f
  • Galician: Inter: t- » gl|cegueira|f
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Blindheit|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|τύφλωση|f, Inter: t+ » el|τυφλότητα|f|tr=tyflótita
  • Hebrew: Inter: t- » he|עיוורון|tr=yvaron|m
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|vakság

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Italian: Inter: t- » it|cecità|f
    • Japanese: Inter: t- » ja|盲目|tr=もうもく, mōmoku
    • Korean: Inter: t- » ko|장님
    • Kurdish:
    • : Kurmanji: Inter: t- » ku|korî|f, Inter: t- » ku|korahî|f
    • : Sorani Inter: t- » ku|کوێری|tr=kwêrî
    • Persian: Inter: t- » fa|نابینایی|tr=nâbinâyi|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|ślepota|f
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|cegueira|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|слепота|f|tr=slepota
    • Scottish Gaelic: Inter: t- » gd|doille|f
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|слепило|n / Inter: t- » sh|сљепило|n, Inter: t- » sh|слепоћа|f / Inter: t- » sh|сљепоћа|f
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|slepilo|n / Inter: t- » sh|sljepilo|n, Inter: t- » sh|slepoća|f / Inter: t- » sh|sljepoća|f
    • Slovene: Inter: t- » sl|slepota
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|ceguera|f
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|blindhet|c
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అంధత్వము|tr=andhatvam, Inter: t+ » te|గుడ్డితనం|tr=guDDitanam
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|körlük


    Inter: trans-botto » m

    See also

    * anosmia
  • deafness

    References

    * Inter: R:Century 191 » 1
  • Inter: R:OED Online » code=50023626

  • Category: Category:en:Vision -
    Category: ang:blindness -
    Category: zh-min-nan:blindness -
    Translation: et » blindness
    Translation: es » blindness
    Translation: eo » blindness
    Translation: fr » blindness
    Translation: gl » blindness
    Translation: ko » blindness
    Translation: hy » blindness
    Translation: io » blindness
    Translation: id » blindness
    Translation: kn » blindness
    Translation: kk » blindness
    Translation: hu » blindness
    Translation: mg » blindness
    Translation: ml » blindness
    Translation: my » blindness
    Translation: pl » blindness
    Translation: fi » blindness
    Translation: sv » blindness
    Translation: ta » blindness
    Translation: te » blindness
    Translation: vi » blindness
    Translation: vo » blindness
    Translation: zh » blindness