Optical toy popular in Victorian times, which consists of a cylindrical or polygonal box, open at the top, with a series of pictures arranged along the inside. Mirrors inside the box reflect the images of the pictures. When the box is rotated the reflections blend together giving an illusion of move...
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Prax·in'o·scope noun [ Greek ... action + -scope .] (Opt.) An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the natural motions of real objects.
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<instrument, optics> An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the natural motions of real objects. ... Origin: Gr. Action + -scope. ... Source: Websters Dictionary ... (01 Mar 1998) ...
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• (n.) An instrument, similar to the phenakistoscope, for presenting to view, or projecting upon a screen, images the natural motions of real objects.
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(from the article `motion-picture technology`) ...drum that induced an illusion of movement from drawn or painted pictures (see Figure 1). Meanwhile, Émile Reynaud in France was projecting ...
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The praxinoscope was an animation device, the successor to the zoetrope. It was invented in France in 1877 by Charles-Émile Reynaud. Like the zoetrope, it used a strip of pictures placed around the inner surface of a spinning cylinder. The praxinoscope improved on the zoetrope by replacing its nar...
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An 1877 version of a film projector that contained drawings-in-series on the concave surface of two concentric rings. The convex surface of the interior circle contained mirrors that reflected the drawings. As the drawings were turned by moving the independent exterior ring, the image was seen by th...
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