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Meaning of saccade by Wiktionary Dictionary

saccade


    Etymology

    From French saccade .

    Pronunciation

    • IPA: /səˈkɑːd/

    Noun

    saccade ( plural: saccades )

    1. ( rare ) A sudden jerking movement .
    2. A rapid jerky movement of the eye ( voluntary or involuntary ) from one focus to another.
    3. The act of checking a horse quickly with a single strong pull of the reins .
    4. ( music ) The sounding of two violin strings together by using a sudden strong pressure of the bow .

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Explanation of saccade by Wordnet Dictionary

saccade


    Noun
    1. an abrupt spasmodic movement

    2. a rapid, jerky movement of the eyes between positions of rest



    Definition of saccade by GCIDE Dictionary

    saccade


    1. Saccade n. [F.] ( Man. ) A sudden, violent check of a horse by drawing or twitching the reins on a sudden and with one pull.