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light table

a table that has a translucent top illuminated from below and is used typically for making tracings or examining color transparencies. Unabridged
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  • Geologic contacts are inked on mylar sheet placed on top of source map on light table.
  • Working over a light table, the scriber then uses engraving instruments to etch the map's lines and symbols.
  • These images can be viewed using a light table the operating lantern slide projector.
  • One parent brought in his own brain scan to show students on the light table.
  • The two source maps were taped to a light table and then covered with mylar.
  • Set up the workstation for the renewal by placing a dissecting microscope on a light table.
British Dictionary definitions for light table

light table

(printing) a translucent surface of ground glass or a similar substance, illuminated from below and used for the examination of positive or negative film, and for the make-up of photocomposed pages
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