A visual illusion in which a stationary source of light appears to move

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  • Autokinesis — is a visual illusion. It can occur under certain conditions, especially on dark nights in areas with few visual cues (such as lights or other illuminated objects or landmarks). When a small, dim, and fixed light source remains within visual range …   Wikipedia

  • Autokinesis — Au to*ki*ne sis, n. [NL.; auto + Gr. ? motion.] (Physiol.) Spontaneous or voluntary movement; movement due to an internal cause. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autokinesis — | ̷ ̷(ˌ) ̷ ̷+ noun also autocinesis “+ (plural autokineses also autocineses) Etymology: New Latin, from aut + kinesis : spontaneous movement; …   Useful english dictionary

  • autokinesis — n. [Gr. autos, self; kinesis, motion] Voluntary movement; see allokinesis …   Dictionary of invertebrate zoology

  • autokinesis — autokinetic /aw toh ki net ik, kuy /, adj. /aw toh ki nee sis, kuy /, n. Physiol. voluntary movement. [1895 1900; AUTO 1 + KINESIS] * * * …   Universalium

  • autokinesis —    see autokinetic effect …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • autokinesis — au·to·ki·ne·sis .ȯt ō kə nē səs, kī n, pl ne·ses .sēz spontaneous or voluntary movement au·to·ki·net·ic net ik adj * * * au·to·ki·ne·sis (aw″to kĭ neґsis) [auto + kinesis] voluntary motion …   Medical dictionary

  • autokinesis — n. spontaneous movement …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autokinesis — au·to·kinesis …   English syllables

  • autokinesis —   n. voluntary or automatic movement.    ♦ autokinetic, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

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