ste·​re·​op·​ti·​con | \ ˌster-ē-ˈäp-ti-kən How to pronounce stereopticon (audio) , ˌstir- \

Definition of stereopticon

1 : a projector for transparent slides often made double so as to produce dissolving views

Examples of stereopticon in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The handheld or freestanding stereopticon allowed for a private viewing. Brenda Yenke, cleveland, 15 Oct. 2020 Some made use of pinhole cameras, others worked with stereopticon images. J. Hoberman, The New York Review of Books, 10 Sep. 2020

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First Known Use of stereopticon

1863, in the meaning defined at sense 1

History and Etymology for stereopticon

New Latin, from stere- + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos optic

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The first known use of stereopticon was in 1863

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“Stereopticon.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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