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Noun: shortsightedness  'short'sI-tid-nus
  1. (ophthalmology) eyesight abnormality resulting from the eye's faulty refractive ability; distant objects appear blurred
    "The new contact lenses will correct for his shortsightedness";
    - myopia, nearsightedness
  2. A lack of prudence and care by someone in the management of resources
    - improvidence

Type of: ametropia, imprudence

Encyclopedia: Shortsightedness