Graphoscope
Graphoscope Graph"o*scope, n. [Gr. gra`fein to write + -scope.] 1. An optical instrument for magnifying engravings, photographs, etc., usually having one large lens and two smaller ones. [1913 Webster]

2. An optical device for showing (or photographing) an image when projected upon the atmosphere as a screen. [Webster 1913 Suppl.]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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