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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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The artist's gambit was that viewers would visually transpose the retinal afterimage of illuminated neon text onto nearby white stars.
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She teaches in the Critical Writing Department at the University of Pennsylvania and is a regular contributor to Exposure Journal and Afterimage Magazine.
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In the shape of the figure's head some may find an afterimage of unearthed Phoenician figurines, or some techniques of African sculpture.
Eizo's Screen Guard provides several ways to display the same image for extended periods of time while preventing afterimage retention through the Peak Limiter, Position and Stretch functions.
The afterimage of these humble objects lingered in "Stone Gloves," Sawatsky's first show at Harmony Murphy Gallery.
After 90 seconds of intense light, the room plunges back into darkness for 30 seconds, with the images of the faces burnt on the memory in afterimage.
The game's innovative stealth dash move allows gamers to string together breathtaking combos and confuse their enemies with a ghostly afterimage.
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