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stereopticon

[ster-ee-op-ti-kuh n, -kon, steer-] /ˌstɛr iˈɒp tɪ kən, -ˌkɒn, ˌstɪər-/
noun, Optics.
1.
a projector usually consisting of two complete lanterns arranged so that one picture appears to dissolve while the next is forming.
Origin
1860-1865
1860-65, Americanism; stere(o)- + Greek optikón (neuter) optic
Related forms
stereoptican, adjective
stereoptician
[ster-ee-op-tish-uh n, steer-] /ˌstɛr i ɒpˈtɪʃ ən, ˌstɪər-/ (Show IPA),
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stereopticon

/ˌstɛrɪˈɒptɪkən; ˌstɪər-/
noun
1.
a type of projector with two complete units arranged so that one picture dissolves as the next is forming
Word Origin
C19: from stereo- + Greek optikon, neuter form of optikosoptic
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