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Definition of the noun blind spot

What does blind spot mean as a name of something?


  1. a subject about which you are ignorant or prejudiced and fail to exercise good judgment
    • example: golf is one of his blind spots and he's proud of it
    • lexical domain: Cognitive Processes - nouns denoting cognitive processes and contents
    • more generic words: issue / matter / subject / topic = some situation or event that is thought about
  2. the point where the optic nerve enters the retina; not sensitive to light
    • lexical domain: Body Parts - nouns denoting body parts
    • synonyms of blind spot: optic disc / optic disk
    • more generic word: point = the precise location of something
    • part of: retina = the innermost light-sensitive membrane covering the back wall of the eyeball

Alternative definition of the noun blind spot


  1. The place where the optic nerve attaches to the retina, and so where the retina cannot detect light.
  2. In driving, the part of the road that cannot be seen in the rear-view mirror.
  3. [context: figuratively] An inability to recognize a fact or think clearly about a certain topic, especially because of a prejudice.
  4. A location where radio reception and/or transmission is significantly poorer than in surrounding locations.


  1. "Blind Spot": Angle mort is a 2011 mystery and thriller film written by Martin Girard and directed by Dominic James.
  2. "Blind Spot" is a 1958 British drama film directed by Peter Maxwell and starring Robert MacKenzie, Delphi Lawrence, Gordon Jackson, John Le Mesurier and Michael Caine in an early screen appearance.
  3. "Blind Spot" is a 1993 drama film directed by Michael Toshiyuki Uno.
  4. "Blind Spot" is a 2012 Luxembourgian crime film directed by Christophe Wagner. The film was selected as the Luxembourgian entry for the Best Foreign Language Film at the 86th Academy Awards, but it was not nominated.
    • also known as Doudege Wénkel
    • countries: Belgium, Luxembourg
    • genres: Action Film, Crime Fiction, Thriller
    • released on
  5. "Blind Spot" is a 1947 American mystery thriller film noir directed by Robert Gordon, and starring Chester Morris, Constance Dowling and Steven Geray.
  6. "Blind Spot" is a 2002 drama, thriller film written and directed by Stephan Woloszczuk.
  7. "Blind Spot" is a film, directed by Adolfo Doring.
  8. "Blind Spot" is a 2013 short film directed by Maud Bourgeais, Ruben Cohen, Sarah Dupont and Gaël Heux.
  9. "Blind Spot" a.k.a. "Slepa pega" is a film.
  10. "Blind Spot" is a 2007 film directed by Yvon Jardel, Nicolas Chauvelet, Simon Rouby, Oliver Clert, Johanna Bessiere, and Cecilia DuBois Herry.
  11. "Blind Spot" is a mystery thriller film directed by Leila Di Luca.
    • country: Luxembourg
    • genres: Mystery, Thriller, Crime Fiction
    • released in (4 years ago)
  12. "Blind Spot" a.k.a. "Blinder Fleck" is a 2013 short film written and directed by Björn Speidel.
  13. "Blind Spot" is a 1997 film directed by Christy Garland.

Printed dictionaries and other books with definitions for Blind Spot

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Google previewA Dictionary of Neurological Signs (2016)

by A.J. Larner

B Blind Spot Like other forms of dystonia, blepharospasm may be relieved by sensory tricks (geste antagoniste) such as talking, yawning, singing, humming or touching the eyelid. This feature is helpful in diagnosis. Blepharospasm may be ...

Google previewThe American Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Ophthalmology (1920)

by Casey Albert Wood

See Blind spot. Spot of Siimmerring. Macula lutea.

Google previewAn Encyclopedia-dictionary and Reference Handbook of the Ophthalmic Sciences (1903)

Designed to Give, in Complete and Accurate Statement, and in the Readiest Form for Popular Use, the Orthography, Pronunciation, Meaning and Etymology of All the Words and Terms Used in the Ophthalmic Sciences by Robert H. Knowles, Rollin Henry Knowles

A pathological blind spot located centrally or in the region ...

Google previewThe Encyclopedia of Blindness and Vision Impairment (2002)

by Jill Sardegna, Susan Shelly, Scott Steidl

blind spot function. Cortical blindness may be a temporary condition that follows a cerebrovascular embolism or circulatory occlusion caused by a stroke, myocardial infarction, or heart surgery. Hysterical blindness is a condition of ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia and Dictionary of Education (1921)

A Comprehensive, Practical and Authoritative Guide on All Matters Connected with Education, Including Educational Principles and Practice, Various Types of Teaching Institutions, and Educational Systems Throughout the World by Foster Watson

BLIND SPOT.— The base of the ...

Google previewThe Five Senses and Beyond: The Encyclopedia of Perception (2016)

The Encyclopedia of Perception by Jennifer L. Hellier

However, the blind spot is generally not perceived during vision, especially when both eyes are open. This is because the signals of the visual fields have an overlap or are slightly different. The blind spot in one eye will not be noticed because ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

B Blind Spot route into striate cortex. But it is not the only one. Empirical research has indicated that there are at least six other branches of the optic nerve that take a different route into striate cortex, and that some routes may even project into ...

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