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vitascope

[vahy-tuh-skohp]
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noun
  1. one of the first motion-picture projectors, developed by Thomas Edison.

Origin of vitascope

1890–95, Americanism; < Latin vīta life + -scope
Related formsvi·ta·scop·ic [vahy-tuh-skop-ik] /ˌvaɪ təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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Historical Examples

  • I'll invent the graphophone, the kodak, the vitascope, an' Milliken's cough syrup an' a lot of other big modern inventions.

    The Panchronicon

    Harold Steele Mackaye


British Dictionary definitions for vitascope

vitascope

noun
  1. an early type of film projector

Word Origin

C19: from Latin vīta life + -scope
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