autokinetic


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au·to·ki·net·ic

(aw'tō-kĭ-net'ik),
Relating to autokinesis.

au·to·ki·net·ic

(aw'tō-ki-net'ik)
Relating to autokinesis.

autokinesis

(ot?o-ki-ne'sis) [ auto- + kinesis]
Voluntary movement. Synonym: autocinesiaautokinetic (-net'ik), adjective

visual autokinesis

The illusion that an object in space, esp. at night, moves as one continues to look at it. Thus, an aviator looking at a distant light may perceive that the light has moved even though it is stationary.