strobe light
noun Date: 1947 strobe

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  • Strobe light — or stroboscopic lamp, commonly called a strobe, is a device used to produce regular flashes of light. It is one of a number of devices that can be used as a stroboscope. The word originated from the Greek strobos , meaning act of whirling. Strobe …   Wikipedia

  • strobe light — [ˈstrəub ˌlaıt US ˈstroub ] n also strobe [Date: 1900 2000; Origin: stroboscope instrument producing quickly flashing light (19 21 centuries), from Greek strobos going around quickly + English scope (as in telescope)] a light that flashes on and… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • strobe light — [ stroub ,laıt ] noun count a strong electric light that flashes very quickly strode strode the past tense of stride 2 …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • strobe light — noun scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary • Syn: ↑stroboscope, ↑strobe • Hypernyms: ↑scientific instrument * * * noun see strobe II * * …   Useful english dictionary

  • strobe light — UK [ˈstrəʊb ˌlaɪt] / US [ˈstroʊb ˌlaɪt] noun [countable] Word forms strobe light : singular strobe light plural strobe lights a strong electric light that flashes very quickly …   English dictionary

  • strobe light — also strobe noun (C) a light that flashes on and off very quickly, often used in places where you can dance …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • strobe light — noun Alternate form of strobe …   Wiktionary

  • strobe light — A colloquial term for a stroboscope …   Dictionary of automotive terms

  • Strobe (disambiguation) — STROBE may refer to: * Strobe light * Strobe tuner A type of very accurate tuning device used to tune musical instruments and audio devices. * STrengthening the Reporting of OBservational studies in Epidemiology * Strobe (Album), a music album by …   Wikipedia

  • strobe — [strōb] n. 1. short for STROBOSCOPE (sense 1) 2. an electronically regulated discharge tube that can emit extremely rapid, brief, and brilliant flashes of light: used in photography, the theater, etc.: also strobe light adj. STROBOSCOPIC …   English World dictionary

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