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apparent movement

(psychol) the sensation of seeing movement when nothing actually moves in the environment, as when two neighbouring lights are switched on and off in rapid succession
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  • The observer sits with his eye to the telescope, watching the apparent movement of the star.

  • However, is it not interesting to attribute the apparent movement to irradiation?

    Visual Illusions Matthew Luckiesh
  • An illusion such as the apparent movement of the sun will persist as a partially developed error long after it has been convicted.

    Illusions James Sully
  • The next was that the apparent movement was in the plumb-line, the line of reference.

    Astronomical Discovery Herbert Hall Turner
  • The day broke, and showed the schooner continuing her pursuit at the same distance astern, without any apparent movement on board.

  • The bonefish noses around the bait and sucks it in without any apparent movement of the line.

    Tales of Fishes Zane Grey
  • They danced in a direction against the apparent movement of the sun, the men leading, the women following.

  • The winter passed without any apparent movement on the part of the executors looking to the discovery of Mrs. Allen's heirs.

    The Allen House T. S. Arthur
  • But in this apparent movement, there are the elements of a more exact view.

  • Now the sun, in its apparent movement round the earth, traverses one degree in four minutes, or fifteen degrees an hour.

    The Mysterious Island Jules Verne

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