from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. Any apparatus for making distant objects visible by the aid of electric transmission.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A name proposed for electrical devices for the seeing of distant objects, in which radiation from the object at the transmitting-station is converted into electrical action of some sort, which in turn produces at the receiving-station a visible semblance of the object. No really practical scheme for these transformations has as yet been perfected although numerous methods have been proposed and some have been tried with partial success. See telectroscope.
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