stroboscopic

adjective

stro·​bo·​scop·​ic ˌstrō-bə-ˈskä-pik How to pronounce stroboscopic (audio)
: of, utilizing, or relating to a stroboscope or a strobe
stroboscopically adverb

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web The grooved, rounded, iconic M16-style handguard that covers the barrel has been replaced by a four-sided brutalist rectangular Picatinny rail to which a stroboscopic flashlight and red-dot sight are attached. Matt Thompson, SPIN, 19 Aug. 2022 Rodriguez’s motion, if approved by the council, would direct the city attorney to draft an amendment to the ordinance to add strobe lights and stroboscopic lamps of any light source, color, frequency, intensity or lumens. City News Service, Los Angeles Times, 17 Aug. 2021 The new work builds on that of another M.I.T. engineer, Harold Edgerton, who pioneered stroboscopic (strobe light) photography in the 1930s. John Matson, Scientific American, 11 Nov. 2010 But, with a gymnastics skill as dangerous as Patterson’s dismount, a stroboscopic photo was out of the question. Ryan Michalesko, Dallas News, 30 May 2020 Nowadays a telephoto lens and stroboscopic light source would accomplish much the same thing. William Meyers, WSJ, 22 Jan. 2020

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1846, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of stroboscopic was circa 1846

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Cite this Entry

“Stroboscopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroboscopic. Accessed 7 Dec. 2022.

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