Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun An optical device that projects an image of an object onto a plane surface, especially for tracing.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • (Opt.) An instrument which by means of a prism of a peculiar form, or an arrangement of mirrors, causes an apparent image of an external object or objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, as of paper or canvas, so that the outlines may conveniently traced. It is generally used with the microscope.

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  • noun An instrument that uses a shaped prism or mirrors to cause an apparent image of external objects to appear as if projected upon a plane surface, so that the outlines may be conveniently traced.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it

Etymologies

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

[New Latin camera lūcida : Latin camera, chamber + Latin lūcida, feminine of lūcidus, light.]

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