from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument for ascertaining the susceptibility of a person to hypnotic influences.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. See the extract.


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  • Here it may be added that Dr. Gessmann, a Vienna scientist who has made a specialty of hypnotic studies, has invented and successfully applied an instrument called a hypnoscope, consisting of an arrangement of magnets for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person is a good hypnotic subject.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887 Volume 1, Number 6


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