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

Examples of stroboscopic in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Launching March 2 on the Apple App Store and Google Play, the Lumenate app uses the phone’s flashlight to create stroboscopic light sequences that neurologically guide the user into an altered state of consciousness between deep meditation and classic psychedelics. A.j. Herrington, Forbes, 2 Mar. 2021 There were many experimental movies in the ’60s and ’70s by Paul Sharits, by Tony Conrad, playing with those stroboscopic frames or images that already were scandalous in their time because some people would feel weird among the audience. Vulture, 20 May 2022 The grooved, rounded, iconic M16-style handguard that covers the barrel has been replaced by a four-sided brutalist rectangular Picatinny rail to which a stroboscopic flashlight and red-dot sight are attached.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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“Stroboscopic.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/stroboscopic. Accessed 24 Jul. 2024.

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