The definition of a saccade is a fast movement of the eyes from one point to another.(noun)
An example of a saccade is the movement of the eyes as you scan a room for something.
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Origin: Fr, a jerk < obs. saquer, to shake, pull, dial. var. of OFr sachier < VL *saccare, to pull from a sack < L saccus, sack
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Origin: French, twitch
Origin: , from Old French
Origin: , from Old North French saqiuer, to pull
Origin: , from sac, sack; see Sac.
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