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  • adj. of, relating to, or produced by a stroboscope

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • Pertaining to the stroboscope, to observations made with it, or to the physical principle involved in its use.


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  • But this so-called stroboscopic phenomenon, however interesting it was, seemed to offer hardly any difficulty.

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  • The mixture of snippets of idealism and calculation created a kind of stroboscopic signalling of truth emanating from the White House.

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  • It was a horrible kind of stroboscopic experience watching your son age prematurely.

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  • He revels in stroboscopic imagery and squealing, rapid-fire, argumentative incoherence even his characters' sped-up tantrums are pitched to Valley-girl-inflected Chipmunkese.

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  • Mr. Jones sought, he said, to overload viewers with "photo cut-outs and stroboscopic color combined to induce retinal after-images and create unique color sequences."

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  • The brief effort revisits a family trip to Rome in the 1970s, in which ambient travel footage is made over into stroboscopic visual loops, at once hypnotic and heightened in perception.

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  • The innate innocence of small-scale pyrotechnics are undermined by the paradoxical beauty of wartime bombardments, as the stroboscopic work fizzles out with a significant whimper.

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  • Aficionados of the pulp Italian genre known as giallo will be nodding their heads in recognition at new French movie Amer – a striking, stylish new horror that borrows liberally from the likes of Dario Argento, with its stroboscopic montage, extreme close-ups and stylised colour schemes.

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  • That might also serve as a description for Andy Warhol's "The Velvet Underground in Boston," a half-hour document of the legendary rock act's 1967 performance at a Boston club that captures the notion of "exploding plastic inevitable" in all its stroboscopic speed-freak glory.

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  • A stroboscopic dream machine sounds about as intriguing as can be, especially when its maker served as mentor (and allegedly pot-smoking companion) to the likes of David Bowie, Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and Patti Smith at his artistic-subculture outpost in 222 Bowery -- just across the street from where the New Museum now stands.

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