Definition of afterimage in English:


Syllabification: af·ter·im·age
Pronunciation: /ˈaftərˌimij


  • An impression of a vivid sensation (especially a visual image) retained after the stimulus has ceased.
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    • They could also be after-images, hypnagogic imagery, or memory images with subliminal material that was not veridical.
    • But after-images (of complementary colour and brightness) can be caused by staring intently at any pattern of high contrast.
    • Yet the image of the landscape lingered in his eyes, an after-image caused by the brilliant bolt of energy.

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