noun stro·bo·scope \ˈstrō-bə-ˌskōp\

Definition of STROBOSCOPE

:  an instrument for determining the speed of cyclic motion (as rotation or vibration) that causes the motion to appear slowed or stopped: as
a :  a revolving disk with holes around the edge through which an object is viewed
b :  a device that uses a flashtube to intermittently illuminate a moving object
c :  a cardboard disk with marks to be viewed under intermittent light


Greek strobos whirling + International Scientific Vocabulary -scope
First Known Use: 1896


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