Zollner's lines


Zollner's lines
Zollner's lines ["o]ll"ner's lines` [So called after Friedrich Z["o]llner, a German physicist.] Parallel lines that are made to appear convergent or divergent by means of oblique intersections. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

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  • zöllner's lines — noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Z Etymology: after Johann K. F. Zöllner died 1882 : parallel lines made to appear to converge or diverge by oblique intersections * * * Zöllner s lines /tsœlˈnərz līnz/ plural noun Rows of parallel lines… …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zollner's lines — /ˈzɒlnəz laɪnz/ (say zolnuhz luynz) plural noun parallel lines which are made to appear to converge or diverge by the placement of short oblique lines. {named after JKF Zöllner, 1834–82, German physicist} …   Australian English dictionary

  • zöllner illusion — ˈtsə̄lnə(r) noun Usage: usually capitalized Z Etymology: after Johann K. F. Zöllner died 1882 German physicist : the illusion produced by Zöllner s lines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Zöllner illusion — The Zöllner illusion is a classic optical illusion named after its discoverer, German astrophysicist Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner. In 1860, Zöllner sent his discovery in a letter to physicist and scholar Johann Christian Poggendorff, editor of… …   Wikipedia

  • Zöllner illusion —    The eponym Zöllner illusion refers to the German astrophysicist Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner (1834 1882). It is used to denote a * geometric optical illusion in which parallel lines seem to diverge when one of the lines is intersected by… …   Dictionary of Hallucinations

  • Zollner illusion — /tsul neuhr/; Ger. /tsuel neuhrdd/, Psychol. a spatial illusion in which parallel lines intersected by short oblique lines are perceived as converging or diverging. [1950 55; named after J. K. F. Zöllner, 19th century German physicist] * * * …   Universalium

  • Zöllner — Johann F., German physicist, 1834–1882. See Z. lines, under line …   Medical dictionary

  • zoellner's lines — noun plural Usage: usually capitalized Z : zöllner s lines …   Useful english dictionary

  • Johann Karl Friedrich Zöllner — (1834 ndash;1882) was a German astrophysicist who studied optical illusions. He invented the Zöllner illusion where lines that are parallel appear diagonal. Zöllner crater on the moon is named in his honor.References*cite journal title = Ueber… …   Wikipedia

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