EXAMPLES | WORD ORIGIN noun a card with different pictures on opposite sides, as a horse on one side and a rider on the other, which appear as if combined when the card is twirled rapidly, thus illustrating the persistence of visual impressions. Related forms thau·ma·trop·i·cal , [thaw-m uh- trop-i-k uh l] /ˌθɔ məˈtrɒp ɪ kəl/ adjective
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Why do the figures upon the "
Thaumatrope" appear to dance, when they are made to revolve before a mirror?
thaumatrope, then, did nothing more than illustrate the power of the eye to weld together a couple of alternating impressions.
These memories lie in confusion, unformed and undefined, like pictures in a
thaumatrope. British Dictionary definitions for thaumatrope noun a toy in which partial pictures on the two sides of a card appear to merge when the card is twirled rapidly Derived Forms thaumatropical ( ˌθɔːməˈtrɒpɪk), əl adjective Word Origin for thaumatrope
thaumato- + -trope
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