Saccade meaning

să-käd, sə-
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A rapid jerky movement of the eye (voluntary or involuntary) from one focus to another.
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(of the eye) To make a rapid jerking movement to focus elsewhere.
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The definition of a saccade is a fast movement of the eyes from one point to another.

An example of a saccade is the movement of the eyes as you scan a room for something.

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A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.
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Any of the rapid, involuntary jumps made by the eyes from one fixed point to another, as in reading.
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A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field.
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(rare) A sudden jerking movement.
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The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins.
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(music) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow.
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Origin of saccade

  • French jerk, jolt from Middle French from Old French dialectal saquer to jerk, pull variant of Old French sachier to pull forcefully, turn over, shake up from sac sack (perhaps in reference to the shaking of bags of wheat to settle their contents) sac1

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From French saccade.

    From Wiktionary