noun stro·bo·scope \ˈstrō-bə-ˌskōp\

Definition of stroboscope

  1. :  an instrument for determining the speed of cyclic motion (as rotation or vibration) that causes the motion to appear slowed or stopped: such asa :  a revolving disk with holes around the edge through which an object is viewedb :  a device that uses a flashtube to intermittently illuminate a moving objectc :  a cardboard disk with marks to be viewed under intermittent light

Origin and Etymology of stroboscope

Greek strobos whirling + International Scientific Vocabulary -scope

First Known Use: 1896

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clearly seen through or understood

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