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af tuh ri mij

  • n  an image (usually a negative image) that persists after stimulation has ceased

  • Skeptical scientists, baffled by the whole affair, were inclined to dismiss the fireballs as an illusion, perhaps an afterimage of light which remained in the pilots' eyes after .
  • When Western Web surfers search for images of "Tiananmen" on Google, they get row upon row of tanks, the indelible afterimage of the tragedy of 1989.
  • The result was an afterimage, in which the white areas of the original had turned black and the black areas white.

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