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  1. a length of film containing a series of related transparencies for projection on a screen.
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Origin of filmstrip

First recorded in 1925–30; film + strip2
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Historical Examples

  • Billy had showed David how to knap flint and chert the week before, after seeing a filmstrip about it in class.

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Word Origin and History for filmstrip


1930, from film (n.) + strip (n.).

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