.far-'sighted [ US ˈ. ˌ..] adj
1.) far-sighted people, ideas, or plans are wise because they show an understanding of what will happen in the future
far-sighted investments
a far-sighted politician
2.) especially AmE able to see or read things clearly only when they are far away from you
British Equivalent: long-sighted
>far-sightedness n [U]

Dictionary of contemporary English. 2013.

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