stereopticon
noun Etymology: New Latin, from stere- + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos optic Date: 1863 1. a projector for transparent slides often made double so as to produce dissolving views 2. stereoscope

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  • Stereopticon — Ste re*op ti*con, n. [NL. See {Stereo }, and {Optic}.] An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stereopticon — ☆ stereopticon [ster΄ēäp′ti kən, stir΄ēäp′ti kən, ster΄ē äp′tikän΄, stir΄ē äp′tikän΄ ] n. [< Gr stereos, solid (see STEREO ) + optikon, neut. of optikos, of sight, OPTIC] a kind of slide projector designed to allow one view to fade out while… …   English World dictionary

  • Stereopticon — A stereopticon is a projector or magic lantern , which has two lenses, usually one above the other. These devices date back to the mid 19th century, [cite book last = Robinson first = David title = From Peep Show to Palace: The Birth of American… …   Wikipedia

  • stereopticon — stereoptican, adj. stereoptician /ster ee op tish euhn, stear /, n. /ster ee op ti keuhn, kon , stear /, n. Optics. a projector usually consisting of two complete lanterns arranged so that one picture appears to dissolve while the next is forming …   Universalium

  • stereopticon — [ˌstɛrɪ ɒptɪk(ə)n, ˌstɪərɪ ] noun a slide projector that combines two images to create a three dimensional effect. Origin C19: from stereo + Gk optikon, neut. of optikos relating to vision …   English new terms dictionary

  • stereopticon — stere·op·ti·con …   English syllables

  • stereopticon — ster•e•op•ti•con [[t]ˌstɛr iˈɒp tɪ kən, ˌkɒn, ˌstɪər [/t]] n. opt a projector for slides designed so that one picture appears to dissolve while the next is forming • Etymology: 1860–65, amer.; stere + Gk optikón (neut.) optic …   From formal English to slang

  • stereopticon — /ˌstɛriˈɒptəkən/ (say .steree optuhkuhn), /ˌstɪə / (say .stear ) noun a form of projector usually consisting of two complete lanterns arranged so that one picture appears to dissolve while another is forming. {New Latin, from Greek stere stere(o) …   Australian English dictionary

  • stereopticon — I. ˌsterēˈäptə̇kən, ˌstir , təˌkän noun ( s) Etymology: New Latin, from stere + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos optic more at optic : a projector for transparent slides that is often made double so as to produce dissolving views II …   Useful english dictionary

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