Definition of depth perception in US English:

depth perception


  • The ability to perceive the relative distance of objects in one's visual field.

    • ‘Here the lack of depth perception can reduce the ability to do detailed close work or to pour liquids accurately, and can make driving even more hazardous than it is already.’
    • ‘This ability to sense distance is called depth perception.’
    • ‘Binocular vision affords depth perception, multiple dimensions, and the ability to appreciate opposites simultaneously.’
    • ‘When older, we also lose depth perception and the ability to distinguish contrast.’
    • ‘It made him wonder, only for a moment, if he had relatively bad depth perception.’