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afterimage

[af-ter-im-ij, ahf-]
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noun Psychology.
  1. a visual image or other sense impression that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.
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Origin of afterimage

1875–80; translation of German Nachbild; see after, image
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Related Words for afterimage

appearance, perception, eye, vision, view, ken, eyesight, seeing, apprehension, visibility, eyes, afterimage, eyeshot, viewing, apperception

British Dictionary definitions for afterimage

afterimage

noun
  1. a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceasedAlso called: aftersensation, photogene
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afterimage in Medicine

afterimage

(ăftər-ĭm′ĭj)
n.
  1. A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act.photogene
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