\spˈɛktəkə͡lz], \spˈɛktəkəlz], \s_p_ˈɛ_k_t_ə_k_əl_z]\
Definitions of SPECTACLES
- 2010 - Medical Dictionary Database
- 1920 - A practical medical dictionary.
- 1898 - Warner's pocket medical dictionary of today.
- 1874 - Etymological and pronouncing dictionary of the English language
- 1846 - Medical lexicon: a dictionary of medical science
- 1898 - American pocket medical dictionary
- 1916 - Appleton's medical dictionary
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By DataStellar Co., Ltd
Lenses set in a frame which holds them in front of the eyes, used to correct errors of vision or to protect the eyes from the glare of the sun or electric light. The parts of the spectacles are the lenses; the bridge between the lenses, resting on the nose; the rims or frames, encircling the lenses, now often omitted, the bridge and the shoulders being riveted directly to the lenses; the sides or temples, wires passing on either side of the head to the ears; the bows, the curved extremities of the sides over the roots of the auricles; the shoulders, short bars attached to the rims or riveted to the lenses and jointed with the sides.
By Stedman, Thomas Lathrop
By William R. Warner
By Stormonth, James, Phelp, P. H.
Glasses to assist the sight; arranged so as to be adapted to both eyes. These glasses are more or less concave or convex, according as the sight is more or less short, (myopic,) or long, (presbyopic.) When the glass is adapted to one eye, it is called an Eyeglass, Conspicil'lum, Perspicil'lum, Vitrum ocula're.
By Robley Dunglison
By Willam Alexander Newman Dorland