Ames room

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A video of a man walking in an Ames room

Etymology[edit]

Invented by American ophthalmologist Adelbert Ames, Jr. in 1934.

Noun[edit]

Ames room (plural Ames rooms)

  1. A distorted room designed to be viewed through a pinhole, using a trick of perspective to create an optical illusion so that people standing in opposite corners appear to be of very different sizes.