Definition of Blindness

1. Noun. The state of being blind or lacking sight.




Definition of Blindness

1. n. State or condition of being blind, literally or figuratively.

Definition of Blindness

1. Noun. The condition of being blind; unable to see. ¹

2. Noun. (figuratively) Want of intellectual or moral discernment; mental darkness; ignorance, heedlessness. ¹

3. Noun. (obsolete) concealment ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Blindness

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Medical Definition of Blindness

1. The inability to see or the loss or absence of perception of visual stimuli. This condition may be the result of disorders in the organs of sight or of damage or injury to certain areas of the brain. (12 Dec 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Blindness

blindfoldings
blindfolds
blindgut
blindguts
blinding
blinding disease
blinding glare
blindingly
blindingness
blindings
blindless
blindly
blindman's bluff
blindman's buff
blindman's holiday
blindness (current term)
blindnesses
blinds
blindside
blindsided
blindsides
blindsiding
blindsight
blindspot
blindspots
blindstories
blindstory
blindworm
blindworms
bling

Literary usage of Blindness

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1. The Catholic Encyclopedia: An International Work of Reference on the by Charles George Herbermann (1913)
"Indeed, so far from having increased, blindness appears to have in a marked ... GENERAL STATISTICS OP blindness.—An exact statement of the number of blind ..."

2. The Lancet (1898)
"Mierzejewski claimed after a perusal of the literature of word-blindness that his case was unique and that no case of word-blindness had been previously ..."

3. Proceedings of the Royal Society of London by Royal Society (Great Britain) (1898)
"Temporary violet blindness may be brought about by using a tank of ... The recovery from violet blindness is very slow. Green blindness may be brought about ..."

4. Notes and Queries by Martim de Albuquerque (1858)
"Mr. Dune to Samuel Hartlib, dated November 1 8, 1654, refers to Milton and his blindness ; but contains nothing which indicates that ..."

5. The Works of Joseph Bellamy by Joseph Bellamy, Tryon Edwards (1850)
"I. Spiritual blindness consists primarily in the want of spiritual sight; ... The word blindness, %Vhich is applied to the mind, is borrowed from one of our ..."

6. Handbook of Severe Disability: A Text for Rehabilitation Counselors, Other edited by Walter C. Stolov, Michael R. Clowers (2000)
"Hence we have "legal blindness," which may not mean a total loss of light ... The most widely accepted definition of "blindness" in the United States was ..."

7. Dictionary of Philosophy and Psychology: Including Many of the Principal by James Mark Baldwin (1901)
"The occurrence and nature of blue-yellow blindness (Hering) or (blue) violet-blindness (Helmholtz) are not clearly determined. Acquired colour-blindness ..."

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