vernier acuity

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Visual acuity expressed in terms of the minimum visual angle of displacement that can be detected between two bars or lines that are almost, but not quite, aligned. [From vernier scale an auxiliary device for making fine adjustments to a measuring instrument, named after the French mathematician Paul Vernier (1580–1637) who invented it]

Subjects: Psychology.

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