Enorthotrope En*or"tho*trope, n. [Gr. ? in + ? upright, correct + ? to turn.] An optical toy; a card on which confused or imperfect figures are drawn, but which form to the eye regular figures when the card is rapidly revolved. See {Thaumatrope}. [1913 Webster]

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  • enorthotrope — eˈnorthotrope (ɛˈnɔːθətrəʊp) [f. Gr. ἐν in + ὀρθό ς upright + τροπ ος turning.] A toy consisting of a card on which confused objects are transformed into various figures or pictures, by causing it to revolve rapidly. In mod. Dicts …   Useful english dictionary

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