aftersensation

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n aftersensation an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • n Aftersensation (Psychol) A sensation or sense impression following the removal of a stimulus producing a primary sensation, and reproducing the primary sensation in positive, negative, or complementary form. The aftersensation may be continuous with the primary sensation or follow it after an interval.
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Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
    • n aftersensation In psychology: An after-image.
    • n aftersensation A secondary or consequent sensation: as, the after-sensation of pain which follows the sensation of pressure when the skin is lightly tapped with a needle.
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Usage

In literature:

Was he professing to her in any degree the possession of an aftersense that wasn't real?
"The Wings of the Dove, Volume II" by Henry James
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