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Definition of the noun aftereffect

What does aftereffect mean as a name of something?

noun - plural: aftereffects

  1. any result that follows its cause after an interval
  2. a delayed effect of a drug or therapy
    • example: the drug had unexpected aftereffects
    • lexical domain: States - nouns denoting stable states of affairs
    • more generic word: effect = a symptom caused by an illness or a drug

Alternative definition of the noun aftereffect


  1. Any delayed effect; an effect which is not immediately manifested.
  2. A term used for by recreational dextromethorphan users, meaning hung over. The period of time after a self-induced "high" has worn off, but there is still altered vision and awareness.

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Google previewSensory Experience, Adaptation, and Perception (2013)

Festschrift for Ivo Kohler by Lothar Spillman, Bill R. Wooten

A number of studies have demonstrated further that the primary basis for the negative aftereffect is a temporary...

Google previewPerceptual Coherence (2006)

Hearing and Seeing by Stephen Handel

aftereffects can be affected by the segregation of the elements into surfaces, as well as by attention. Aftereffects are not obligatory; the manner and strength of the aftereffect is a reflection of both the lower and higherlevel organizations of the ...

Google previewThe Direction of Time (1991)

by Hans Reichenbach, Maria Reichenbach

Aftereffect refers to relations within a row; independence to relations between different rows; and lattice invariance to relations between horizontal and vertical probabilities. We shall see later that these relations can also be satisfied by physical ...

Google previewHaptics: Perception, Devices and Scenarios (2008)

6th International Conference, EuroHaptics 2008 Madrid, Spain, June 11-13, 2008, Proceedings by Manuel Ferre

A curvature aftereffect is the phenomenon that a flat surface is judged concave if the preceding touched stimulus was convex and vice versa. Substantial aftereffects were demonstrated when the subsequently presented adaptation and test ...

Google previewThe Handbook of Multisensory Processes (2004)

by Gemma Calvert, Charles Spence, Barry E. Stein

A promising candidate area for direct involvement in the neural changes associated with the ventriloquism aftereffect is the parietal lobe, where individual neurons respond to multiple sensory stimuli. The parietal lobe has been implicated in ...

Google previewJournal of the American Medical Association (1890)

by American Medical Association

that only a very limited number of persons are capable of being hypnotizers; which leads to the conclusion that hypnotism must be of very limited utility: “that the aftereffect is a disturbance of the mental forces and dissipation of nerve energy; ...

Google previewThresholds of Western Culture (2003)

Identity, Postcoloniality, Transnationalism by John Burt Foster, Jr., Wayne Froman

of emotion, as if one's psyche had undergone a profound catharsis whose aftereffect is a feeling of total sub— mission to the work. Furtwangler's Beethoven is not an artistic work to which one listens at a distance, but a work that takes over ...

Google previewThe Friend (1883)

The aftereffect is a two-days' headache.—H. D. Warner in Atlantic Monthly. Items, —Judicial Testimony.—The presiding judge of one of the Chicago courts recently said to an Inter-Ocean reporter:—You may ransack the pigeon-holes all over ...

Google previewA Dictionary of Hallucinations (2009)

by Jan Dirk Blom

Also known as aftersensation and perceptual aftereffect. All three terms refer to the illusory visual perception that may follow prolonged exposure to a particular visual stimulus. As a rule, aftereffects present themselves in the inverted shape of ...

Google previewEncyclopedic Dictionary of Condensed Matter Physics (2004)

by Charles P. Poole, Jr.

BALLISTIC AFTEREFFECT An inertia effect occurring when a magnetic bubble domain is displaced under the action of a pulse of a nonuniform magnetizing field , and continues its motion at the initial speed after the pulse termination. The path ...

Google previewDictionary of Hearing (2013)

by Maryanne Maltby

auditory aftereffect np Continuanceof hearing when thestimulus hasceased. auditoryareanp The ...

Google previewNew Comprehensive A-Z Crossword Dictionary (1996)

by Edy G. Schaffer

BEHIND a fashion MERELY, SIMPLY a while ANON, LATER, SHORTLY dinner treat CORDIAL expenses NET the style of A LA afterbirth SECUNDINE afterdeath POSTHUMOUS aftereffect WAKE, TRACK, TRAIL, SIDE EFFECT afterglow ...

Google previewThe New Encyclopedia of Southern Culture (2014)

Volume 3: History by Charles Reagan Wilson

An aftereffect of Stono was an increasingly heightened ...

Google previewChurchill Livingstone Medical Dictionary (2008)

by Chris Brooker

agranulocytosis aftereffect n a response occurring after the initial effect of a stimulus. afterimage n a visual impression of an object persisting after the object has been removed. May be 'positive' when the image is seen in its natural bright ...

Google previewMiddle English Dictionary (1960)

by Hans Kurath

an aftereffect; a result taken as a precedent [quot.l472]; (b) bi (the) ~, as a result, consequently. (a) (cl390) Chaucer CT.Mel.B.2578: The vengeance. .is the consequent, and ther of folweth another ...

Google previewDictionary of Optometry and Visual Science (2014)

by Michel Millodot

waterfall after-effect; illusion See aftereffect, waterfall. watery eye See epiphora. wave, alpha See alpha waves. wave number See wavelength. wave ...

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Aftereffect Meaning

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Scrabble value of A1F4T1E1R1E1F4F4E1C3T1

The value of this 11-letter word is 22 points, but it's not an accepted word in the Official Scrabble Players Dictionary.

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