scopo-, scop-, scept-, skept-, -scope-, -scopy, -scopia, -scopic, -scopist
(Greek > Latin: see, view, sight, look, look at, examine, behold, consider)
2. Referring to a doubting attitude; questioning: Jerome had a skeptical attitude or a sceptical feeling about political promises.
2. In a skeptical or doubtful manner.
2. A doubt about the truth of something.
3. A doubting or questioning attitude or state of mind; dubiety.
4. In philosophy, the ancient school of Pyrrho of Elis who stressed the uncertainty of our beliefs in order to oppose dogmatism.
5. The doctrine that absolute knowledge is impossible, either in a particular domain or in general.
6. A methodology based on an assumption of doubt with the aim of acquiring approximate or relative certainty.
7. Doubt or disbelief of religious tenets.
8. Etymology: from Latin scepticus, which came from Greek skeptikos; from skeptesthai, "to reflect, to look, to view".
2. Those who question the validity or authenticity of something purporting to be factual.
2. People who maintain a doubting attitude, as toward values, plans, statements, or the character of others.
An instrument for viewing the interior of the eye, particularly the retina. Light is thrown into the eye by a mirror (usually concave) and the interior is then examined with or without the aid of a lens.
A patch of light is formed on the patient's retina and by moving that patch in a given direction and observing the direction in which it appears to move after refraction by the patient's eye, the retinoscopist can determine whether the patient's retina is focused in front of, at, or behind the retinoscope's sight hole.
The refractive errors of light in the eyes refer to the ability of the eyes to change the direction of light in order to focus it on the retinas of the eyes.
2. An infrared image converter, and a battery-operated high-voltage direct-current source constructed in portable form to permit a foot soldier or other user to see objects in total darkness.
Infrared radiation is sent out by the infrared source is reflected back to the snooperscope and converted into a visible image on the fluorescent screen of the image tube.