Definition of Saccade

1. Noun. A rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest.

Generic synonyms: Eye Movement
Derivative terms: Saccadic



2. Noun. An abrupt spasmodic movement.
Exact synonyms: Jerk, Jerking, Jolt
Generic synonyms: Motility, Motion, Move, Movement
Derivative terms: Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerk, Jerky, Jerk, Jerk, Jolt, Jolty

Definition of Saccade

1. n. A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.

Definition of Saccade

1. Noun. (rare) A sudden jerking movement. ¹

2. Noun. A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another. ¹

3. Noun. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins. ¹

4. Noun. (music) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Saccade

1. a rapid, jerky movement of the eye [n -S] : SACCADIC [adj]

Medical Definition of Saccade

1. Rapid eye movement to redirect the line of sight. Origin: Fr. Saccade, sudden check of a horse (05 Mar 2000)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Saccade

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Literary usage of Saccade

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1. A Dictionary of Sports: Or, Companion to the Field, the Forest, and the by Harry Harewood (1835)
"... saccade. A jerk more or less violent, given by the horseman to the horse, in pulling or twitching the reins of the bridle on a sudden, and "with one ..."

2. Problems of Drug Dependence: Proceedings of the 58th Annual Scientific Meeting by Louie S. Harrie (1999)
"The benzodiazepines when administered intravenously to volunteers, cause a dose-dependent decrease in peak saccade velocity, acceleration and deceleration, ..."

3. The Southern Medical and Surgical Journal by Medical College of Georgia (1845)
"The flow is interrupted-continuous, (continu-saccade.) which would not be the case if the flow of blood in the capillaries was uniform. ..."

4. Low Vision & Blindness: Research And Development by Gale (INT) Watson (1999)
"Fixation Stability Score: "F #/4" PRL abilities and characteristics were based on the patient's ability for pursuit movement, saccade movement, ..."

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