- Any of various instruments used to observe moving objects by making them appear stationary, especially with pulsed illumination or mechanical devices that intermittently interrupt observation. noun …☝️ Source: The American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition (view on wordnik.com)
- An instrument used in the study of the periodic motion of a body, as one in rapid revolution or vibration, by illuminating it at frequent intervals (for example, by electric sparks or by a beam of light made intermittent by passing through a moving perforated plate), or again by viewing it through the openings of a revolving disk: also used as a toy. The phenakistoscope and zoëtrope represent one form of stroboscope. noun …☝️ Source: The Century Dictionary (view on wordnik.com)
- An instrument for studying or observing the successive phases of a periodic or varying motion by means of light which is periodically interrupted. noun …☝️ Source: The GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (view on wordnik.com)
- An optical toy similar to the phenakistoscope. See
Phenakistoscope. noun …☝️ Source: The GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English (view on wordnik.com)
- Instrument for studying or observing periodic movement by rendering a moving body visible only at regular intervals. noun …☝️ Source: Wiktionary (view on wordnik.com)
- A lamp that produces short bursts of light that synchronizes with a camera shutter for photographing fast-moving objects; A photo made by such a machine. noun …☝️ Source: Wiktionary (view on wordnik.com)
- scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary noun …☝️ Source: WordNet 3.0 (view on wordnik.com)
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- "instrument for studying motion by periodic light," 1896, from -scope + comb. form of Greek strobos "a twisting, act of whirling," from PIE *streb(h)- "to wind, turn" (see strophe). Earlier as the name of a similar device used as a "scientific toy" [OED]. Related: Stroboscopic (1846).1846, 1896
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