strobe

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noun \ˈstrōb\

Definition of strobe

  1. 1 :  stroboscope

  2. 2 :  a device that utilizes a flashtube for high-speed illumination (as in photography)

  3. 3 :  flashtube

Origin and Etymology of strobe

by shortening & alteration


First Known Use: 1942



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