[ strohb ]
/ stroʊb /
Photography Informal.


Also called strobe light. stroboscope(def 2a).


Origin of strobe

First recorded in 1940–45; shortened form Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2020

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British Dictionary definitions for strobe

/ (strəʊb) /



to give the appearance of arrested or slow motion by using intermittent illumination
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Scientific definitions for strobe

[ strōb ]

A strobe light.
A stroboscope.
A spot of higher than normal intensity in the sweep of an indicator on a scanning device, as on a radar screen, used as a reference mark for determining the position or distance of the object scanned or detected.
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