from The Century Dictionary.
- Of or pertaining to the camera obscura, or the art of exhibiting luminous images in a darkened room. Also
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
- 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.
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- adjective dated Of or relating to an
optical arrangementfor forming imagesin a darkened room.
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Ancient Greek σκιά (skia, "shadow") + ὀπτικός (optokos, "of or pertaining to sight").
This unique wooden scioptic ball is used to project the image of a scene outside a dark room onto a wall on the inside.