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- n. A motion-picture device of the late nineteenth century, to be viewed by one person at a time through a peephole.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A simple form of moving-picture machine in which the series of views, exhibiting the successive phases of a scene, are printed on paper and mounted around the periphery of a wheel. The rotation of the wheel brings them rapidly into sight, one after another, and the blended effect gives a semblance of motion.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. An instrument for the exhibition of a series of photographs in rapid succession to give the optical effect known as a moving picture.
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