tachyscope

noun

tachy·​scope
ˈtakə̇ˌskōp
: an early animated-picture machine in which glass photographic transparencies mounted on the periphery of a large rotating wheel are viewed through an aperture with a flashing light source serving as the illuminant

Word History

Etymology

International Scientific Vocabulary tachy- + -scope; originally formed as German tachyskop

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“Tachyscope.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tachyscope. Accessed 4 Dec. 2022.

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