Definition of Phenakistoscope

1. n. A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected upon a screen.



Definition of Phenakistoscope

1. Noun. An early animation device consisting of a disc or drum which rotated, showing successive images through slits, often via a mirror, thus producing the illusion of motion. ¹

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Medical Definition of Phenakistoscope

1. A revolving disk on which figures drawn in different relative attitudes are seen successively, so as to produce the appearance of an object in actual motion, as an animal leaping, etc, in consequence of the persistence of the successive visual impressions of the retina. It is often arranged so that the figures may be projected upon a screen. Origin: Gr. A deceiver + -scope. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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