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gaze

n.

1. the act or process of maintaining the eyes upon a fixation point.

2. the orientation of the eyes within the face, which can be used by others to interpret where an individual is looking. Gaze direction is an effective way of communicating the location of hidden objects and is functionally similar to pointing. Some nonhuman animals, such as dogs and dolphins, appear to understand the function of gaze direction. See also eye contact.

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