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View synonyms for stereopticon

stereopticon

[ ster-ee-op-ti-kuhn, -kon, steer- ]

noun

, Optics.
  1. a projector usually consisting of two complete lanterns arranged so that one picture appears to dissolve while the next is forming.


stereopticon

/ ˌstɛrɪˈɒptɪkən; ˌstɪər- /

noun

  1. a type of projector with two complete units arranged so that one picture dissolves as the next is forming


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Other Words From

  • stere·opti·can adjective
  • ster·e·op·ti·cian [ster-ee-op-, tish, -, uh, n, steer-], noun
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Word History and Origins

Origin of stereopticon1

1860–65, Americanism; stere(o)- + Greek optikón (neuter) optic
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Word History and Origins

Origin of stereopticon1

C19: from stereo- + Greek optikon, neuter form of optikos optic
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Example Sentences

He was in his element: he would have made an admirable stereopticon lecturer had business not claimed him.

Sunday evening stereopticon lectures are run by the Christian Endeavor Society.

She owns the only stereopticon in town and generously sees to getting the slides for the monthly lectures.

The ordinary stereopticon and the moving picture should not be disdained in so good a cause.

In 1907, Jules Stampfler, the guide, was getting out a series of stereopticon views and he needed a name for that creek.

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