[ zoh-uh-prak-suh-skohp ]

  1. an early type of motion-picture projector, designed by Eadweard Muybridge, in which the images were drawings or photographs placed along the rim of a circular glass plate, the shutter was a rotating opaque disk with radial slots, and a limelight source was used.

Origin of zoopraxiscope

zoo- + praxi- as combining form of Greek práxis action, praxis + -scope; term introduced by Muybridge about 1881, replacing his own earlier term zoogyriscope

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How to use zoopraxiscope in a sentence

  • The effects of the zoopraxiscope made up one of the most unique and instructive entertainments imaginable.

    Descriptive Zoopraxography | Eadweard Muybridge