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vitascope

[ vahy-tuh-skohp ]
/ ˈvaɪ təˌskoʊp /
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noun
one of the first motion-picture projectors, developed by Thomas Edison.
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Origin of vitascope

1890–95, Americanism;<Latin vīta life + -scope

OTHER WORDS FROM vitascope

vi·ta·scop·ic [vahy-tuh-skop-ik], /ˌvaɪ təˈskɒp ɪk/, adjective
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How to use vitascope in a sentence

  • The people, hardly civilized, are put before us, a marvellous vitascope of pain and disease.

    Iconoclasts|James Huneker
  • I'll invent the graphophone, the kodak, the vitascope, an' Milliken's cough syrup an' a lot of other big modern inventions.

    The Panchronicon|Harold Steele Mackaye

British Dictionary definitions for vitascope

vitascope
/ (ˈvaɪtəˌskəʊp) /

noun
an early type of film projector

Word Origin for vitascope

C19: from Latin vīta life + -scope
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