Chromatoscope Chro"ma*to*scope`, n. [Gr. ?, ?, color + -scope.] (Astron.) A reflecting telescope, part of which is made to rotate eccentrically, so as to produce a ringlike image of a star, instead of a point; -- used in studying the scintillation of the stars. [1913 Webster]

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  • chromatoscope — chro·mato·scope (kro matґo skōp) [chromato + scope] an instrument used in chromatoscopy (def. 1) …   Medical dictionary

  • chromatoscope — chro·mato·scope …   English syllables

  • chromatoscope —  ̷ ̷ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷, ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ at chromato +ˌskōp noun ( s) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary chromat + scope; probably originally formed in French : an instrument for the mixing of color stimuli by means of light beams …   Useful english dictionary

  • chromoscope — chro·mo·scope (kroґmo skōp) chromatoscope …   Medical dictionary

  • instrument — Synonyms and related words: Bourdon tube, Charlie McCarthy, Danish balance, Federal, Gramophone, Gyropilot, Mach meter, Roman balance, Teletype, Weightometer, X ray machine, absolute altimeter, accelerometer, adapt, aerial reconnaissance camera,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • scope — Synonyms and related words: a leg up, actionability, affective meaning, ambit, amount, ample scope, amplitude, applicability, area, bearing, bigness, binoculars, blank check, body, breadth, bulk, caliber, capacity, carry, carte blanche, chance,… …   Moby Thesaurus

  • spectroscope — Synonyms and related words: Cassegrainian telescope, Newtonian telescope, OAO, OSO, astronomical observatory, astronomical telescope, chromatoscope, coelostat, coronagraph, coronograph, heliostat, kaleidoscope, observatory, orrery, oscilloscope,… …   Moby Thesaurus

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