Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Of or pertaining to the camera obscura, or the art of exhibiting luminous images in a darkened room. Also scioptric.

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

  • adjective (Opt.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.
  • adjective (Opt.) the lens of a camera obscura mounted in a wooden ball which fits a socket in a window shutter so as to be readily turned, like the eye, to different parts of the landscape.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective dated Of or relating to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room.

Etymologies

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

Ancient Greek σκιά (skia, "shadow") + ὀπτικός (optokos, "of or pertaining to sight").

Examples

  • This unique wooden scioptic ball is used to project the image of a scene outside a dark room onto a wall on the inside.

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