phenakistoscope

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to navigation Jump to search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek φενακιστής (phenakistḗs, cheat, imposter) + -scope.

Noun[edit]

phenakistoscope (plural phenakistoscopes)

  1. An early animation device consisting of a disc or drum which rotated, showing successive images through slits, often via a mirror, thus producing the illusion of motion.

Translations[edit]