flying spot

noun

Definition of flying spot

: a spot of light moved over a surface (such as one bearing printing or an image) so that light reflected from or transmitted by different parts of the surface is translated into electrical signals for transmission (as in television or computers)

First Known Use of flying spot

1933, in the meaning defined above

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“Flying spot.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/flying%20spot. Accessed 26 Oct. 2020.

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