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persistence of vision

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noun per·sis·tence of vision \pər-ˈsis-tən(t)s-, -ˈzis-\

Medical Definition of persistence of vision

  1. :  a visual phenomenon that is responsible for the apparent continuity of rapidly presented discrete images (as in motion pictures or television) consisting essentially of a brief retinal persistence of one image so that it is overlapped by the next and the whole is centrally interpreted as continuous


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