Hy`per*met"ric*al(?), a. Having a redundant syllable; exceeding the common measure.
Hypermetrical verse (Gr. & Lat. Pros.), a verse which contains a syllable more than the ordinary measure.
Hy`per*met"ro*py(?), } n. [NL. hypermetropia, fr. Gr. excessive + , , the eye. See Hypermeter.] An abnormal condition of the eye in which, through shortness of the eyeball or fault of the refractive media, the rays of light come to a focus behind the retina, making vision for distant objects better than for near objects; farsightedness; -- now most commonly called hyperopia. Cf. Emmetropia. [Obsolescent]
Syn. -- hyperopia, farsightedness, longsightedness.
In hypermetropia, vision for distant objects, although not better absolutely, is better than that for near objects, and hence, the individual is said to be farsighted. It is corrected by the use of convex glasses.
-- Hy`per*me*trop"ic (#),
New - Add Dictionary Search to Your Site
You can add a free dictionary search box to your own web site by copying and pasting the following HTML into one of your web pages:
<form action="http://www.freedict.co.uk/search.php" method="post"> <p style="text-align: center; font-family: sans-serif;"> <a style="font-weight: bold;" href="http://www.freedict.co.uk/" title="FreeDict free online dictionary">FreeDict</a> <input type="text" name="word" size="20" value="" /> <input type="submit" name="submit" value="Search Dictionary" /> </p> </form>
Mon 10th December 2018