motion-picture projector


Definition of motion-picture projector

: a machine that projects and shows motion pictures on a screen and that is usually fitted with suitable electrical or mechanical attachments for reproducing sound in synchronism with the picture — compare sound projector

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“Motion-picture projector.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 28 Feb. 2020.

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