- 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.
Origin of stereoscope
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There may be some that are not familiar with that class of view; it is the double view that you look at through the stereoscope.
And there'll be the piano, and the stereoscope, and the games, in the parlor.We Girls: A Home Story
Mrs. A. D. T. Whitney
One day he tried taking with him the stereoscope and a pack of cards.Lady Into Fox
Opposite the stereoscope on the wall hung a portrait of his mother.Dream Tales and Prose Poems
We have learned by the stereoscope that we have two different views of every object, and compose a third view from those two.The Voice in Singing
- 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
- 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.
- 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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