Nipkow disc

noun
Nip·​kow disc | \ ˈnip(ˌ)kō- \

Definition of Nipkow disc

: a mechanical television scanner consisting of a rotating disk with small holes upon its periphery through which narrow beams of light pass

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History and Etymology for Nipkow disc

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 13 Jun. 2021.

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