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after-image

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Definition of after-image in English:

noun

An impression of a vivid image retained by the eye after the stimulus has ceased.
Example sentences
  • 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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