afterimage

[af-ter-im-ij, ahf-]

noun Psychology.

a visual image or other sense impression that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.

Nearby words

  1. afterglow,
  2. aftergrowth,
  3. afterguard,
  4. afterhearing,
  5. afterheat,
  6. afterimpression,
  7. afterlife,
  8. afterlight,
  9. afterload,
  10. aftermarket

Origin of afterimage

1875–80; translation of German Nachbild; see after, image

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British Dictionary definitions for afterimage

afterimage

noun

a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceasedAlso called: aftersensation, photogene
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Medicine definitions for afterimage

afterimage

[ăftər-ĭm′ĭj]

n.

A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act.photogene

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