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Chiefly Astronomy the perceived movement of a (celestial) object.
Psychology the illusion of movement produced when a series of stationary stimuli are viewed in rapid succession.
Early 17th century; earliest use found in Thomas Blundeville (fl. 1561), author and translator.
We take a look at several popular, though confusing, punctuation marks.
From Afghanistan to Zimbabwe, discover surprising and intriguing language facts from around the globe.
The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.