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  1. Looming

    of Loom

  2. Looming(noun)

    the indistinct and magnified appearance of objects seen in particular states of the atmosphere. See Mirage


  1. Looming

    Looming is a term found in the study of perception, as it relates directly to Psychology. Looming refers to the rapid expansion in the size of any given image. As the image becomes increasingly large on the perceiver's retina, i.e., when an object looms, there is an automatic physiological response to perceive the object as an approaching object or surface, instead of one that is stationary or receding.The type of mirage described as looming, in which distant objects appear much nearer than they actually are, is explained in the same way as the image of the ship, except that the image is not inverted; the density variations may also act as a magnifying glass.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of looming in Chaldean Numerology is: 3

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of looming in Pythagorean Numerology is: 4

Examples of looming in a Sentence

  1. Neil Rasmussen:

    There is a clear and present threat looming over us right now.

  2. Mike Loewengart:

    Brexit is the thought bubble looming large over retail investors' heads.

  3. Riek Machar:

    There is danger that is looming that could wreck this peace agreement now.

  4. Jeb Bush:

    I have a looming presence of Barbara Bush saying,' Be careful here, Jeb,'.

  5. Benigno Aquino on Friday:

    Uncertainty and the specter of a dictatorship are looming over our country once again.

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