ambiguous figure

noun

: 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

Word History

First Known Use

1899, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ambiguous figure was in 1899

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“Ambiguous figure.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/ambiguous%20figure. Accessed 6 Jun. 2023.

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