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Definition of parallax noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

parallax

 noun
noun
BrE BrE//ˈpærəlæks//
 
; NAmE NAmE//ˈpærəlæks//
 
[uncountable] (specialist)
 
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the effect by which the position or direction of an object appears to change when the object is seen from different positions Word Origin late 16th cent. (also in the general sense ‘fact of seeing wrongly’): from French parallaxe, from Greek parallaxis ‘a change’, from parallassein ‘to alternate’, based on allassein ‘to exchange’ (from allos ‘other’).
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