magic lantern

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Etymology[edit]

Calque of Latin lanterna magica.

Noun[edit]

magic lantern (plural magic lanterns)

  1. (historical) An early light projector and precursor to the slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images.
  2. (dated) A slide projector.

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