naked eye

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the naked eye

Normal vision that has not been enhanced or augmented in any way. Because bacteria are invisible to the naked eye, it was only relatively recently in human history that we even became aware of their existence. The fine print is so tiny, you can barely make it out with the naked eye.
See also: eye, naked

*naked eye

the human eye, unassisted by optics, such as a telescope, microscope, or spectacles. (*Typically: appear to ~; look to ~; see with ~; visible to~.) I can't see the bird's markings with the naked eye. The scientist could see nothing in the liquid with the naked eye, but with the aid of a microscope, she identified the bacteria. That's how it appears to the naked eye.
See also: eye, naked

naked eye

Sight unassisted by an instrument such as a microscope or telescope. For example, These insects are too small to be seen with the naked eye. This expression was first recorded in 1664.
See also: eye, naked
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The disgusting part is that these men urinate into these buckets, so in effect if there is a fruit that is slightly cracked, which may not appear to the naked eye, this water has seeped into it and this is what people buy from these vendors.
Each constellation is also accompanied by a small diagram showing the stars as they appear to the naked eye and another showing their absolute magnitudes.
It not did appear to the naked eye from the head-on camera that Special Duty had been checked in her run and she did not appear to lose any momentum.
6 million years it will appear to the naked eye as a zero-magnitude golden star with a 2nd-magnitude blue star trembling right up against it.