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

  • n. A flash lamp that produces high-intensity short-duration light pulses by electric discharge in a gas.

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  • n. Alternative form of strobe.

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

  • n. scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary


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