stereoscope

noun
ste·​reo·​scope | \ ˈster-ē-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce stereoscope (audio) , ˈstir- \

Definition of stereoscope

: an optical instrument with two eyepieces for helping the observer to combine the images of two pictures taken from points of view a little way apart and thus to get the effect of solidity or depth

Examples of stereoscope in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web All the parameters are immediately doubled and muddied in stereoscope. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 9 June 2020 The idea of immersing ourselves in 3D environments dates all the way back to the stereoscopes that captivated people's imaginations in the 19th century. Peter Rubin, Wired, 8 Mar. 2020 There are three stereoscopes and views for visitors to use. courant.com, 16 Sep. 2019 Devices like the View-Master—an update of the Victorian stereoscope—achieved fad status in those years, and the Stereo Realist camera put 3-D photography into the hands of eager amateurs. Susan Delson, WSJ, 29 June 2018 Souvenirs proliferated—candlesticks and canes turned from sequoia wood, packets of sequoia seeds, hotel postcards and stereoscope images. Zach St. George, Smithsonian, 20 Mar. 2018 The two images looked three-dimensional when viewed through a stereoscope. Paula Allen, San Antonio Express-News, 9 Dec. 2017 Like viewers using an old-fashioned stereoscope, historians look at the past from two slightly different angles—then and now. Richard White, Smithsonian, 18 Sep. 2017 Once Brewster’s design hit the market, the stereoscope exploded in popularity. Clive Thompson, Smithsonian, 30 Sep. 2017

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First Known Use of stereoscope

1838, in the meaning defined above

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“Stereoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stereoscope. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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stereoscope

noun

English Language Learners Definition of stereoscope

: a device that is used for viewing stereoscopic images

stereoscope

noun
ste·​reo·​scope | \ ˈster-ē-ə-ˌskōp How to pronounce stereoscope (audio) , ˈstir- How to pronounce stereoscope (audio) \

Medical Definition of stereoscope

: an optical instrument with two eyepieces for helping the observer to combine the images of two pictures taken from points of view a little way apart and thus to get the effect of solidity or depth

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