tachistoscope

noun

ta·​chis·​to·​scope tə-ˈki-stə-ˌskōp How to pronounce tachistoscope (audio)
ta-
: an apparatus for the brief exposure of visual stimuli that is used in the study of learning, attention, and perception
tachistoscopic adjective
tachistoscopically adverb

Word History

Etymology

Greek tachistos (superlative of tachys swift) + International Scientific Vocabulary -scope

First Known Use

circa 1890, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tachistoscope was circa 1890

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Cite this Entry

“Tachistoscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tachistoscope. Accessed 5 Dec. 2022.

Medical Definition

tachistoscope

noun

ta·​chis·​to·​scope tə-ˈkis-tə-ˌskōp-, ta- How to pronounce tachistoscope (audio)
: an apparatus for the brief exposure of visual stimuli that is used in the study of learning, attention, and perception
tachistoscopic adjective
tachistoscopically adverb

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