from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. An early form of a television-camera tube, equipped for rapid scanning of an information-storing, photoactive mosaic.
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- n. an early television camera having a mosaic of photoactive cells
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A device attached to a camera, which shows in reduced scale an image of an object to be photographed; a finder. It permits a choice of point of view and arrangement.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the first practical television-camera for picture pickup; invented in 1923 by Vladimir Kosma Zworykin
From a 1969 Playboy interview: MCLUHAN: Kennedy was the first TV President because he was the first prominent American politician to ever understand the dynamics and lines of force of the television iconoscope.
The basic makeup was green toned with purple lipstick for optimal image transmission by RCA's iconoscope pick up cameras.
A little light danced to my heart beat, a wiggly line on an iconoscope display showed my blood pressure's rise and fall, another like it moved with my breathing, and there were several others that I did not understand.
This intense radiation would fog the picture on the iconoscope face and literally blind the robot.
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