opaque projector
noun Date: 1951 a projector using reflected light for projecting an image of an opaque object or matter on an opaque support (as a photograph)

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  • Opaque projector — An episcope which was used in a University of Cambridge lecture hall in the late 1800s The opaque projector, epidioscope, epidiascope or episcope is a device which displays opaque materials by shining a bright lamp onto the object from above. A… …   Wikipedia

  • opaque projector — noun : a projector for projection by reflected light of an image of an opaque object or of a picture or other graphic matter on an opaque support * * * opaque projecting. a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of …   Useful english dictionary

  • opaque projector — opaque projecting. a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of reflected light. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • opaque projector — opaque′ projec′tor n. pht a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of reflected light • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • opaque projector —    A device using a bright lamp, lens and mirrors to project an enlarged image of an opaque image or object onto a flat surface, usually so that its image may be traced. At the end of the nineteenth century, it replaced a somewhat similar device… …   Glossary of Art Terms

  • Projector — may refer to:* Video projector, a device that projects a video signal from computer, home theater system etc. * Movie projector, a device that projects moving pictures from a filmstrip * Slide projector, a device that projects a still image with… …   Wikipedia

  • Projector — Pro*ject or, n. [Cf. F. projeteur.] 1. One who projects a scheme or design; hence, one who forms fanciful or chimerical schemes. L Estrange. [1913 Webster] 2. an optical instrument which projects an image from a transparency or an opaque image… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • projector — n. 1) to operate, work a projector 2) a cine projector (BE), film, motion picture (AE); opaque; overhead; slide projector * * * [prə dʒektə] film opaque overhead slide projector work a projector motion picture (AE) to operate a c …   Combinatory dictionary

  • projector — /preuh jek teuhr/, n. 1. an apparatus for throwing an image on a screen, as a motion picture projector or magic lantern. 2. a device for projecting a beam of light. 3. a person who forms projects or plans; schemer. [1590 1600; PROJECT + OR2] * *… …   Universalium

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