vitascope
Cinematograph Cin`e*mat"o*graph, n. [Gr. ?, ?, motion + -graph.] 1. an older name for a {movie projector}, a machine, combining magic lantern and kinetoscope features, for projecting on a screen a series of pictures, moved rapidly (25 to 50 frames per second) and intermittently before an objective lens, and producing by persistence of vision the illusion of continuous motion; a moving-picture projector; also, any of several other machines or devices producing moving pictorial effects. Other older names for the {movie projector} are {animatograph}, {biograph}, {bioscope}, {electrograph}, {electroscope}, {kinematograph}, {kinetoscope}, {veriscope}, {vitagraph}, {vitascope}, {zo["o]gyroscope}, {zo["o]praxiscope}, etc.

The cinematograph, invented by Edison in 1894, is the result of the introduction of the flexible film into photography in place of glass. --Encyc. Brit. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. A camera for taking chronophotographs for exhibition by the instrument described above. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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