A lamp that produces very short, intense flashes of light by means of an electric discharge in a gas. The ability of strobe lights to freeze the motion of rapidly moving objects by making them visible for only a fraction of a second makes them very useful in photography and in measuring vibration and other types of high-speed motion.
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