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flick·er

(flik'ĕr),
The visual sensation caused by stimulation of the retina by a series of intermittent light flashes occurring at a certain rate.
See also: flicker fusion, critical flicker fusion frequency.

flicker

A rapid, transient and intermittent photic discharge sensed in a visual field.

flicker

The visual sensation of alternating intervals of brightness caused by rhythmic interruption of light stimuli.

flicker

Perception produced when the retina is stimulated by an intermittent light stimulus which fluctuates between a frequency of a few hertz and the critical fusion frequency.
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Lessons about humanity, and omens of a dark future, dance flickeringly across the stage, and are made to glitter as well through the new translation by Claudia Novack-Jones in Toward the Radical Center; it is the first time sense has been made of this play in English.