stereopticon

[ ster-ee-op-ti-kuh n, -kon, steer- ]
/ ˌstɛr iˈɒp tɪ kən, -ˌkɒn, ˌstɪər- /

noun Optics.

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

RELATED WORDS


Nearby words

  1. stereophonic,
  2. stereophony,
  3. stereophotography,
  4. stereopsis,
  5. stereoptican,
  6. stereoradiography,
  7. stereoregularity,
  8. stereoscope,
  9. stereoscopic,
  10. stereoscopic microscope

Origin of stereopticon

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

Related formsster·e·op·ti·can, adjectivester·e·op·ti·cian [ster-ee-op-tish-uh n, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒpˈtɪʃ ən, ˌstɪər-/, noun

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British Dictionary definitions for stereopticon

stereopticon

/ (ˌstɛrɪˈɒptɪkən, ˌstɪər-) /

noun

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

Word Origin for stereopticon

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

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