Nipkow disc

noun

Nip·​kow disc
ˈnip(ˌ)kō-
: a mechanical television scanner consisting of a rotating disk with small holes upon its periphery through which narrow beams of light pass

Word History

Etymology

after Paul G. Nipkow †1940 German television pioneer

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“Nipkow disc.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Nipkow%20disc. Accessed 15 Apr. 2024.

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