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PARALLAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does parallax mean? 

PARALLAX (noun)
  The noun PARALLAX has 1 sense:

1. the apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object

  Familiarity information: PARALLAX used as a noun is very rare.


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PARALLAX (noun)


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Meaning:

The apparent displacement of an object as seen from two different points that are not on a line with the object

Classified under:

Nouns denoting natural phenomena

Hypernyms ("parallax" is a kind of...):

optical phenomenon (a physical phenomenon related to or involving light)

Hyponyms (each of the following is a kind of "parallax"):

annual parallax; heliocentric parallax (the parallax of a celestial body using two points in the earth's orbit around the sun as the baseline)

diurnal parallax; geocentric parallax (the parallax of a celestial body using two points on the surface of the earth as the earth rotates)


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