Poggendorff illusion

noun

Pog·​gen·​dorff illusion
ˈpägənˌdȯrf-
: an apparent deflection of a straight line when it is interrupted by two lines parallel to each other

Word History

Etymology

after Johann C. Poggendorff †1877 German physicist

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“Poggendorff illusion.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Poggendorff%20illusion. Accessed 19 May. 2024.

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