from The Century Dictionary.
- noun An impression of an object that remains in the retina after the object itself is removed from sight.
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The anguished dark face for an instant seemed to Oliver printed everywhere he looked, like after-vision on the eyelids.
When this failed to appear, my field of after-vision was relatively free from distraction, and I could not help seeing what was unnoticed before.
The image of this had impressed itself on the retina without my knowledge, and had undoubtedly been producing the recurrent images which remained unnoticed because my principal field of after-vision was filled up and my attention directed towards the recurrent image of the window.