kinetoscope

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noun ki·net·o·scope \kə-ˈne-tə-ˌskōp, kī-\

Definition of kinetoscope

  1. :  a device for viewing through a magnifying lens a sequence of pictures on an endless band of film moved continuously over a light source and a rapidly rotating shutter that creates an illusion of motion

Origin and Etymology of kinetoscope

from Kinetoscope, a trademark


First Known Use: 1894


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