kinetoscope

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English[edit]

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”, in New York Times[1]:
      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.
  2. An instrument for illustrating the production of kinematic curves by the combination of circular movements of different radii.