Definition of "saccade" [sac•cade]

  • A rapid intermittent eye movement, as that which occurs when the eyes fix on one point after another in the visual field. (noun)
  • The movement of the eye when it makes a sudden change of fixation, as in reading (noun)

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  • A sudden check given to a horse (noun) (c) HarperCollins Publishers Ltd 2016

Use "saccade" in a sentence
  • "That can be attributed to something called a saccade—a fast movement of the eye that lasts between 20 and 200 milliseconds."
  • "The brain sends instructions to the eyes, the eyes respond with movement (called a saccade)."
  • "Nishigaki and Arai have turned to blind spot position and the so-called saccade response for their biometric."