zoetrope

Definitions


[ˈzəʊɪtrəʊp], (Noun)

Definitions:
- a 19th-century optical toy consisting of a cylinder with a series of pictures on the inner surface that, when viewed through slits with the cylinder rotating, give an impression of continuous motion.


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Origin:
mid 19th century: formed irregularly from Greek zōē ‘life’ + -tropos ‘turning’




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