monocular
Pronunciation
  • (Canada) IPA: /məˈnɑkjələɹ/
  • (British) IPA: /mənˈɒk.jə.lə(ɹ)/, /ˈmɒnˌɒk.jə.lə(ɹ)/
Adjective

monocular (not comparable)

  1. Having one eye.
    • 1888, Sir Richard Burton, The Book of The Thousand Nights And A Night
      ...one of his sparks alighted upon my eye and destroyed it making me a monocular ape;
  2. Related to a monocle.
    • 1906, Amelia Barr, The Man Between
      You are not such a foolish woman as to like to be seen with Fred Mostyn, that little monocular snob, after the aristocratic, handsome Basil Stanhope.
  3. Of any optical system suitable for use by one eye at a time.
Noun

monocular (plural monoculars)

  1. (rare) A monocle.
    • 1906, Ambrose Bierce, The Devil's Dictionary
      The moony monocular set in his eye / Appeared to be scanning the Sweet Bye-and-Bye.
  2. (retronym) A monocular telescope, as opposed to binoculars.



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