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  • n. An image which persists or remains in negative after the original stimulation has ended.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The impression of a vivid sensation retained by the retina of the eye after the cause has been removed; also extended to impressions left of tones, smells, etc.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An image perceived after withdrawing the eye from a brilliantly illuminated object.
  • n. In psychology, any phase of sensation which persists after the withdrawal of the exciting stimulus: as, a visual afterimage; an auditory after-image; an afterimage of pressure.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased

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