naked eye

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*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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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.