Associations to the word «Saccade»

Wiktionary

SACCADE, noun. (rare) A sudden jerking movement.
SACCADE, noun. A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
SACCADE, noun. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
SACCADE, noun. (music) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow.
SACCADE, verb. (of the eye) To make a rapid jerking movement to focus elsewhere.

Dictionary definition

SACCADE, noun. A rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest.
SACCADE, noun. An abrupt spasmodic movement.

Wise words

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