Definitions

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

  • n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A magic lantern, especially one with two projectors arranged so as to produce dissolving views or combinations of images.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. An instrument, consisting essentially of a magic lantern in which photographic pictures are used, by which the image of a landscape, or any object, may be thrown upon a screen in such a manner as to seem to stand out in relief, so as to form a striking and accurate representation of the object itself; also, a pair of magic lanterns for producing the effect of dissolving views.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An improved form of magic lantern, consisting essentially of two complete lanterns matched and connected.

Etymologies

New Latin : stereo- + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos, optic; see optic.
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)

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  • From "Au Tombeau de Charles Fourier" by Guy Davenport

    January 19, 2010