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stereoscope

[ ster-ee-uh-skohp, steer- ]
/ ˈstɛr i əˌskoʊp, ˈstɪər- /
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noun

an optical instrument through which two pictures of the same object, taken from slightly different points of view, are viewed, one by each eye, producing the effect of a single picture of the object, with the appearance of depth or relief.

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Origin of stereoscope

First recorded in 1830–40; stereo- + -scope
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British Dictionary definitions for stereoscope

stereoscope
/ (ˈstɛrɪəˌskəʊp, ˈstɪər-) /

noun

an optical instrument for viewing two-dimensional pictures and giving them an illusion of depth and relief. It has a binocular eyepiece through which two slightly different pictures of the same object are viewed, one with each eye
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Medical definitions for stereoscope

stereoscope
[ stĕrē-ə-skōp′ ]

n.

An optical instrument with two eyepieces used to impart a three-dimensional effect to two photographs of the same scene taken at slightly different angles.
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Scientific definitions for stereoscope

stereoscope
[ stĕrē-ə-skōp′ ]

An optical instrument through which two slightly different images (typically photographs) of the same scene are presented, one to each eye, providing an illusion of three dimensions. Modern virtual reality equipment often uses a stereoscope that presents animated, computer-generated images to the eyes, rather than photographic images.♦ A stereogram is a single pair of photographic images used in a stereograph. See also stereoscopic vision.
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