Definitions

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

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

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

Etymologies

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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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