from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun See the extract.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Physiol.) An instrument for ascertaining the susceptibility of a person to hypnotic influences.


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  • Here it may be added that Dr. Gessmann, a Vienna scientist who has made a specialty of hypnotic studies, has invented and successfully applied an instrument called a hypnoscope, consisting of an arrangement of magnets for the purpose of ascertaining whether any person is a good hypnotic subject.

    Buchanan's Journal of Man, June 1887 Volume 1, Number 6 1856


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