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af·ter·im·age

 (ăf′tər-ĭm′ĭj)
n.
A visual image that persists after the visual stimulus causing it has ceased to act. Also called photogene.

afterimage

(ˈɑːftərˌɪmɪdʒ)
n
(Physiology) a sustained or renewed sensation, esp visual, after the original stimulus has ceased. Also called: aftersensation or photogene

af•ter•im•age

(ˈæf tərˌɪm ɪdʒ, ˈɑf-)

n.
a visual image that persists after the stimulus that caused it is no longer operative.
[1875–80]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.afterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceasedafterimage - an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased
memory image - a mental image of something previously experienced
aftertaste - an afterimage of a taste
Translations

af·ter·im·age

n. impresión mantenida por la retina.
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He was editor for several years of the photography journals Afterimage and Exposure; wrote a bi-weekly column, On Art, for the Riverside Press-Enterprise; and was awarded an Art Critics Fellowship by the National Endowment for the Arts.
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Maybe someday," the author writes in Afterimage, "I'll manage to break through that layer of silence and amnesia" Yale University Press.
6 SAMARA GOLDEN (NIGHT GALLERY, LOS ANGELES) Golden's cinematic installation "Mass Murder" began the year with an eerie, vaguely threatening, and utterly seductive immersiveness that continues to burn like a neon afterimage.
Arranging a soloist's steps into group formation can flatten their effect, but here the master's cool was shaded into something ghostly, like an afterimage of his influence.
A special kind of afterimage is the one caused by a contrasting net of lines; while we look at them and move our eyes, we carry the afterimage with the same shape of the original pattern, crossing both images with each other.
In the study, participants either devoted their full attention to a part of a screen where a half-black, half-white circle would cause an afterimage, or had their attention distracted by a counting job.
I carry its afterimage into the park and lay it down like a lily
Washington, Nov 9 (ANI): Our brain forms 'complementary' afterimage after eyes stop looking at objects, Japanese researchers say.
His broken body is the afterimage of my 21st year," Lorde writes in "Afterimages" (1981).
This theory holds that the brain remembers an afterimage, at the rate of 1/25 of a second, the frame that came before and builds a sequence.
I long ago despaired of seeing a convincing example of the green flash, as it always seemed that the observation was dominated and rendered suspect by the afterimage of the red setting Sun.