depth perception

depth perception
: the ability to judge more or less accurately the distance of objects away from the observer and the spatial relationship of objects at different distances and angles away from the observer

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noun [noncount]
: the ability to see how far away something is or how much space is between things

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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