light table


Definition of light table

: a device that projects even light through a flat translucent surface over which films or tracings may be spread out and viewed

Examples of light table in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web On game day, Martin sat on a couch in a campus medical office that had been transformed into a calming living room, with a statue of the Buddha, airy paintings, and yellow-light table lamps. Sarah Scoles, Popular Science, "What happens when psychedelics make you see God," 9 Nov. 2020 Pro Tip: Place the sheets face-down on a light table or face-out on a window to edge-match the sheets, then carefully tape the seams. National Geographic, "Color a world map with flags," 7 Apr. 2020 The exhibit also includes a stylized reproduction of Emberley's drawing and a light table from his home studio that museum visitors can try out. Megan Becka,, "Akron Art Museum to host opening party for Ed Emberley exhibition," 15 Dec. 2017 Interactive activities, including a stylized reproduction of the drawing and light table in Emberley's home studio, will be included in the show. Brittany Nader,, "Akron Art Museum to exhibit works by children's book illustrator Ed Emberley in January 2018," 12 Oct. 2017

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First Known Use of light table

circa 1948, in the meaning defined above

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17 Nov 2020

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“Light table.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 4 Dec. 2020.

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