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

  • n. An optical device formerly used to project an enlarged image of a picture.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. An old name for a slide projector.
  • n. An early form of slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. See Lantern.
  • n. an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and having suitable lenses in a lateral tube, for throwing upon a screen, in a darkened room or the like, greatly magnified pictures from slides placed in the focus of the outer lens.
  • n. An early form of slide projector.

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

  • n. an early form of slide projector


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