afterimage

noun af·ter·im·age \ ˈaf-tər-ˌi-mij \
|Updated on: 7 Jul 2018

Definition of afterimage

plural afterimages
1 : a usually visual sensation occurring after stimulation by its external cause has ceased
2 : a lasting memory or mental image of something
  • The problem with the heros of myths is that, although they were once a reality or rooted in one, they rarely matched their lovely afterimage.
  • —Irvin Faust

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afterimage

noun af·ter·im·age \ -ˌrim-ij \

medical Definition of afterimage

: a usually visual sensation occurring after stimulation by its external cause has ceased called also aftersensation, aftervision

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