Rector vs Binocular - What's the difference?

rector | binocular |

As a proper noun rector

is an english surname; derived from the (etyl) surname richter .

As an adjective binocular is

using two eyes or viewpoints; especially, using two eyes or viewpoints to ascertain distance.

As a noun binocular is




Alternative forms

* rectour (obsolete)


(en noun)
  • In the Anglican Church, a cleric in charge of a parish and who owns the tithes of it.
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  • , title= The Mirror and the Lamp , passage=It was a joy to snatch some brief respite, and find himself in the rectory drawing–room. Listening here was as pleasant as talking; just to watch was pleasant. The young priests who lived here wore cassocks and birettas; their faces were fine and mild, yet really strong, like the rector' s face; and in their intercourse with him and his wife they seemed to be brothers.}}
  • In the Roman Catholic Church, a cleric with managerial as well as spiritual responsibility for a church or other institution.
  • A headmaster in various educational institutions, e.g. a university.
  • binocular



  • Using two eyes or viewpoints; especially, using two eyes or viewpoints to ascertain distance.
  • a binocular microscope or telescope
  • * Derham
  • Most animals are binocular .
  • * {{quote-web
  • , date = 2013-07-09 , author = Joselle DiNunzio Kehoe , title = Cognition, brains and Riemann , site = , url = , accessdate = 2013-09-08 }}
    Studies in biology and cognitive science point to biological processes that appear to be mathematically oriented — there are cells in our visual system that are sensitive only to vertical structures, our perception of distance arises from the geometry of binocular vision and our early learning seems based on calculating probabilities. The body is built to create structure from sensory data — to weave it into the objects we perceive.

    Derived terms

    * binocularity * binocular vision

    See also

    * binoculars


    (en noun)
  • A pair of binoculars.
  • *'>citation
  • (dated) Any binocular glass, such as an opera glass, telescope, or microscope.
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