1 Optical toy, developed in the late 1820s, consisting of a card or disc with two different figures drawn on each side. When it is rotated the two figures appear to combine into one. 2 Cylinder bearing a series of figures on the inside and a series of slits on the outside. The figures are viewed thr...
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Thau'ma·trope noun [ Greek ... a wonder + ... to turn.] (Opt.) An optical instrument or toy for showing the presistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn. » It consists of a card having on its opposite face...
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<optics> An optical instrument or toy for showing the presistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn. ... It consists of a card having on its opposite faces figures of two different objects, or halves of the same object, as a bird and a cage, which, when the ...
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• (n.) An optical instrument or toy for showing the presistence of an impression upon the eyes after the luminous object is withdrawn.
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thaumatrope 1. A 'magic card' with different pictures on either side so that when the card is rapidly twirled, the images appear to combine as one. 2. Applied to a disk or cylinder bearing a series of figures which, on being rapidly rotated and viewed through a slit, produce the impression of a movi...
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A thaumatrope is a toy that was popular in Victorian times. A disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image due to persistence of vision. The invention of ...
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A thaumatrope is a card or disc with two different figures drawn one each side. These images apparently merge when the card or disk is rotated rapidly. Thaumatropes are used to demonstrate the persistence of visual impressions.
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