Stroboscope Strob"o*scope, n. [Gr. ? a whirling + -scope.] 1. An instrument for studying or observing the successive phases of a periodic or varying motion by means of light which is periodically interrupted. [1913 Webster]

2. An optical toy similar to the phenakistoscope. See {Phenakistoscope}. [1913 Webster]

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  • stroboscope — noun Etymology: Greek strobos whirling + International Scientific Vocabulary scope Date: 1896 an instrument for determining the speed of cyclic motion (as rotation or vibration) that causes the motion to appear slowed or stopped: as a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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