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Zöllner illusion Line breaks: Zöllner il¦lu|sion
Pronunciation: /ˈtsəːlnə/

Definition of Zöllner illusion in English:


An optical illusion in which long parallel lines appear to diverge or converge when crossed by rows of short oblique lines.
Example sentences
  • The Poggendorff illusion was actually derived from another famous illusion - the Zöllner illusion.
  • It may be that the Zöllner illusion is caused by this impression of depth.


Late 19th century: named after Johann K. F. Zöllner (1834–82), German physicist.

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