Zöllner illusion

Zöll·​ner illusion | \ ˈtsə̄lnə(r)- \

Definition of Zöllner illusion

: the illusion produced by Zöllner's lines

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History and Etymology for Zöllner illusion

after Johann K. F. Zöllner †1882 German physicist

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“Zöllner illusion.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Z%C3%B6llner%20illusion. Accessed 9 December 2019.

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