[ af-ter-im-ij, ahf- ]
/ ˈæf tərˌɪm ɪdʒ, ˈɑf- /
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a visual image or other sense impression that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.
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Example sentences from the Web for afterimage
In the case of a negative afterimage the light impression leaves a dark spot, the dark impression gives a light afterimage.The Photoplay|Hugo Mnsterberg
British Dictionary definitions for afterimage
/ (ˈɑːftərˌɪmɪdʒ) /
a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceasedAlso called: aftersensation, photogene
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Medical definitions for afterimage
[ ăf′tər-ĭm′ĭj ]
A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act.photogene
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