flicker

  1. a momentary flash of light
  2. North American woodpecker
  3. the act of moving back and forth

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Flicker

• (n.) The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame. • (v. i.) To flutter; to flap the wings without flying. • (v. i.) To waver unsteadily, like a flame in a current of air, or when about to expire; as, the flickering light. • (n.) The golden-w...
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flicker

(from the article `eye, human`) Another visual phenomenon that brings out the importance of inhibition is the sensation evoked when a visual stimulus is repeated rapidly; for ... Electrophysiology has been used as a tool for the examination of the basic mechanism of flicker and fusion. The classical studies based on the ... [2 relate...
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flicker

(from the article `television`) The first requirement to be met in image analysis is that the reproduced picture shall not flicker, since flicker induces severe visual fatigue. ...
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flicker

1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; flucuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame. ... 2. <zoology> The golden-winged woodpecker (Colaptes aurutus); so called from its spring note. Called also yellow-hammer, high-holder, pigeon woodpecker, and yucca. 'The cackle of the flicker among the oaks...
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flicker

spark 1 glint noun a momentary flash of light
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Flicker

[screen] Flicker is a visible fading{clarify|date=August 2010} between cycles displayed on video displays, especially the refresh interval on cathode ray tube (CRT) based computer screens. Flicker occurs on CRTs when they are driven at a low refresh rate, allowing the brightness to drop for time intervals sufficiently long to be noticed by ...
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Flicker

Flick'er (-ẽr) intransitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Flickered (-ẽrd); present participle & verbal noun Flickering .] [ Middle English flikeren , flekeren , to flutter, Anglo-Saxon flicerian ,...
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Flicker

Flick'er noun 1. The act of wavering or of fluttering; fluctuation; sudden and brief increase of brightness; as, the last flicker of the dying flame. 2. (Zoology) The golden-winged woodpecker ( Colaptes aurutus ); -- so called from its spring note. Called also y...
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Flicker

A perceivable fluctuation of the brightness levels of a displayed image. This problem is often present in CRT monitors that have a vertical scan rate that is lower than 50 Hz
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Flicker

A perceivable fluctuation of the brightness levels of a displayed image. This problem is often present in CRT monitors that have a vertical scan rate that is lower than 50 Hz.
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Flicker

An annoying picture distortion, mainly related to vertical syncs and video fields display. Some flicker normally exists due to interlacing; more apparent in 50 Hz systems (PAL). Flicker shows also when static images are displayed on the screen such as computer generated text transferred to video. Poor digital image treatment, found in low-quality s...
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flicker

any of several New World woodpeckers of the genus Colaptes, family Picidae (q.v.), that are noted for spending much time on the ground eating ants. ... [1 related articles]
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Flicker

Common in early video game consoles, this visual glitch made certain objects look transparent and hard to see. It was often the result of hardware limitations or poor programming.
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Flicker

Flicker is British slang for thick nasal mucous.
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flicker

flicker: see woodpecker.
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Flicker

Impression of fluctuating luminance or colour.
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flicker

impression of unsteadiness of the visual sensation induced by a light stimulus whose luminance or spectral distribution fluctuates with time mainly due to a load surge of the grid
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flicker

impression of unsteadiness of visual sensation induced by a light stimulus whose luminance or spectral distribution fluctuates with time
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Flicker

The alternation of light and dark which can be visually perceived.
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flicker

Type: Term Pronunciation: flik′ĕr Definitions: 1. The visual sensation caused by stimulation of the retina by a series of intermittent light flashes occurring at a certain rate.
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flicker

unwanted rapid rhythmic variation, perceptible by the eye, in one of the characteristics of a picture, such as luminosity or colour
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flicker

[n] - a momentary flash of light 2. [n] - North American woodpecker 3. [v] - shine unsteadily 4. [v] - flash intermittently 5. [v] - move back and forth very rapidly, as of a candle
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