Definition of Magic lantern

1. Noun. An early form of slide projector.

Generic synonyms: Slide Projector



Definition of Magic lantern

1. Noun. An old name for a slide projector. ¹

2. Noun. An early form of slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Magic Lantern

magic
magic-wand
magic bullet
magic bullets
magic carpet
magic carpets
magic circle
magic circles
magic cookie
magic cookies
magic cubes
magic eye
magic eyes
magic lamp
magic lamps
magic lantern (current term)
magic lantern show
magic lanterns
magic markers
magic mud
magic mushroom
magic mushrooms
magic number
magic numbers
magic point
magic points
magic pudding
magic puddings
magic realism
magic realist

Literary usage of Magic lantern

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1. A Dictionary of Science, Literature, & Art: Comprising the Definitions and by George William Cox (1866)
"The magic lantern was invented by Athanasius Kircher. together, give the same sum, namely 34. This is, however, only one of a great number of ways in which ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1865)
"On the Application of Photography and the Magic, Lantern to Class Demonstrations in Microscopio Science and Natural- History Bii SAMUEL ..."

3. Appletons' Annual Cyclopædia and Register of Important Events of the Year (1891)
"Stand the strainer with the back toward the magic lantern, on the bottom edge, on the table, against the stick, and at right angles to the side of the table ..."

4. Treatise on Optics by David Brewster, Alexander Dallas Bache (1854)
"The magic lantern, an invention of Kircher, is shown in fig. 154., where L is a lamp with a powerful Argand burner, placed in a dark lantern. ..."

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