kaleidoscope

Optical toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, popular during the 19thC. Changing patterns appear when the tube is rotated.

Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is a cylinder with mirrors containing loose, colored objects such as beads or pebbles and bits of glass. As the viewer looks into one end, light entering the other creates a colorful pattern, due to the reflection off of the mirrors. Coined in 1817 by Scottish inventor Sir David Brewster, `kaleidoscope` is derived from the Ancient.....
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kaleidoscope

[n] - an optical toy in a tube
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Kaleidoscope

• (n.) An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design.
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kaleidoscope

<instrument> An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of coloured glass, etc, and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colours and symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of design. 'Shifting like the fragments of colou...
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kaleidoscope

noun an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors
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Kaleidoscope

[newspaper] Kaleidoscope was an underground newspaper that was published in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Founded by John Kois, radio disk jockey Bob Reitman, and John Sahli (a member of The Shags), it was published from October 6, 1967 to November 11, 1971, printing 105 biweekly issues in all. The paper`s first issue was printed with a borrowed $2...
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Kaleidoscope

[programming language] The Kaleidoscope programming language is a constraint programming language embedding constraints into an imperative object-oriented language. It adds keywords always, once, and assert..during (formerly while..assert) to make statements about relational invariants. Objects have constraint constructors, which are not me...
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Kaleidoscope

[retailer] Kaleidoscope is a catalogue and online based retailer specialising in women’s fashion and accessories, but also stocking homewear and electricals. Kaleidoscope is owned by Freemans Grattan Holdings (previously named Otto UK), which is in turn owned by Otto GmbH – one of the largest retailers in the world with over 50,000 empl...
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Kaleidoscope

[short story collection] Kaleidoscope is a collection of science fiction, fantasy and alternate history stories by Harry Turtledove, first published in paperback by Ballantine Books in April 1990. It was later gathered together with his novel Noninterference and collection Earthgrip into the omnibus collection 3 X T, published in hardcover ...
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Kaleidoscope

Ka·lei'do·scope noun [ Greek ... beautiful + ... form + -scope .] An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and sym...
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Kaleidoscope

A kaleidoscope is an optical instrument which, by an arrangement of mirrors produces a symmetrical reflection of various transparent substances placed between them. It was invented by Sir David Brewster between 1814 and 1817. The ordinary kaleidoscope consists of a tube containing two glass plates acting as mirrors, which extend along its whole len...
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kaleidoscope

kaleidoscope (kulī'duskōp) , optical instrument that uses mirrors to produce changing symmetrical patterns. Invented by the Scottish physicist Sir David Brewster in 1816, the device is usually a hand-held tube, a few inches to as much as twelve feet in length, and looks like a small ...
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kaleidoscope

kaleidoscope 1. An optical toy consisting of a cylinder with mirrors and colored shapes inside that create shifting symmetrical patterns when the end is rotated. 2. A complex, colorful, and shifting pattern or scene. 3. A complex set of events or circumstances. 4. From early 19th century, Greek kalos, 'beautiful' plus eidos, 'form'; plus scope, ...
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kaleidoscope

kaleidoscope, kaleidoscopical An optical instrument, consisting of from two to four reflecting surfaces placed in a tube, at one end of which is a small compartment containing pieces of colored glass: on looking through the tube, numerous reflections of these are seen, producing brightly-colored symmetrical figures, which may be constantly altered ...
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kaleidoscope

optical device consisting of mirrors that reflect images of bits of coloured glass in a symmetrical geometric design through a viewer. The design ... [1 related articles]
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kaleidoscope

Optical toy consisting of a tube containing mirrors and pieces of coloured glass or paper, popular during the 19thC. Changing patterns appear when the tube is rotated .
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