ambiguous figure


Definition of ambiguous figure

: a picture of a subject which the viewer may see as either of two different subjects or as the same subject from either of two different viewpoints depending on how the total configuration is interpreted

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First Known Use of ambiguous figure

1899, in the meaning defined above

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“Ambiguous figure.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 27 Nov. 2020.

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