kinetoscope

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English[edit]

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Etymology[edit]

kineto- +‎ -scope

Noun[edit]

kinetoscope (plural kinetoscopes)

  1. An early device for exhibiting motion pictures, creating the illusion of movement from a strip of perforated film bearing sequential images that is conveyed over a light source with a high-speed shutter.
    • 2008 January 13, Julie Just, “Bookshelf”, New York Times:
      A paper-over-board book based on a new technology that its inventor, the author, calls “scanimation”: mimicking the effect of a kinetoscope, the pictures of animals, birds and fish seem to move with extraordinary naturalism.