Autokinetic Au`to*ki*net"ic, a. [Auto- + kinetic.] Self-moving; moving automatically. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • autokinetic — adjective That appears to move by itself …   Wiktionary

  • autokinetic — Relating to autokinesis. * * * au·to·ki·net·ic (aw″to kĭ netґik) having the power of voluntary motion …   Medical dictionary

  • autokinetic — adj. moves automatically, self propelled …   English contemporary dictionary

  • autokinetic — au·to·kinetic …   English syllables

  • autokinetic — /ˌɔtoʊkəˈnɛtɪk/ (say .awtohkuh netik), / kaɪ / (say kuy ) adjective self moving; automatic. {Greek autokīnētos self moved + ic} …   Australian English dictionary

  • autokinetic — “+ ̷ ̷| ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ adjective Etymology: aut + kinetic : of, relating to, or marked by autokinesis * * * autokinetˈic adjective • • • Main Entry: ↑autokinesis …   Useful english dictionary

  • Autokinetic system — In fire alarm telegraphy, a system so arranged that when one alarm is being transmitted, no other alarm, sent in from another point, will be transmitted until after the first alarm has been disposed of. [Webster 1913 Suppl.] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • autokinetic effect —    Also referred to as autokinetic sensation, autokinetic illusion, autokinetic phenomenon, autokinesis, and Charpentier s illusion. The term autokinetic effect is indebted to the Greek words automatos (automatically, driven by a power of its… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Autokinetic effect — The autokinetic effect is a phenomenon of human visual perception in which a stationary, small point of light in an otherwise dark or featureless environment appears to move. It was first recorded by a Russian officer keeping watch who observed… …   Wikipedia

  • autokinetic effect — Psychol. apparent motion of a single point of light or a small object when presented on a dark field and observed continuously. Also called autokinetic illusion. [1930 35] * * * ▪ psychology       illusory movement of a single still object,… …   Universalium

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