Definitions for "Apparent motion"
(n) The sense of motion induced by rapidly displaying a series of images of an object to make the object appear to change location or shape. Animation techniques take advantage of this perceptual effect.
An optical illusion in which stationary objects viewed in quick succession or in relation to moving objects appear to be in motion. Also called apparent movement.
an optical illusion of motion produced by viewing a rapid succession of still pictures of a moving object; "the cinema relies on apparent motion"; "the succession of flashing lights gave an illusion of movement"