from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views or combinations of images.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An improved form of magic lantern, consisting essentially of two complete lanterns matched and connected.
New Latin : stereo- + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos, optic; see optic.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)