from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun 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.
  • noun An image perceived after withdrawing the eye from a brilliantly illuminated object.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun 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 Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

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

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

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


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