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[bahy-uh-skohp] /ˈbaɪ əˌskoʊp/
an early form of motion-picture projector, used about 1900.
Origin of bioscope
1895-1900; bio- + -scope Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • There was a bioscope, of course; there is always a bioscope; we had found one even in the tiny town of Medan, in Sumatra.

    Appearances Goldsworthy Lowes Dickinson
  • Little sir, I see you found the second bioscope to your liking.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • So this is the kind of bioscope the master wanted me to see!

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • It is an excellent way of listening to an opera or seeing pictures on a bioscope.

    The Crock of Gold James Stephens
  • Little sir, you were disappointed in that bioscope, 9-2 but I think you will like a different one.

    Autobiography of a YOGI Paramhansa Yogananda
  • An electric light plant was seen here; also bioscope theaters.

  • As the lights went down for the bioscope, the idea of reconciliation that springs from fat cheery hearts overwhelmed him.

    A Bed of Roses W. L. George
British Dictionary definitions for bioscope


a kind of early film projector
a South African word for cinema
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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