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strobe

[strohb] /stroʊb/
noun
1.
Also called strobe light. stroboscope (def 2a).
adjective
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; shortened form
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Examples from the web for strobe
  • It was wonderful to see the beautiful stop-motion strobe photos.
  • It's there and gone, there and gone, revealed and concealed as if by a sort of aural strobe light.
  • Seriously, don't go nuts putting beepers and strobe lights on the cars.
  • The video includes a strobe effect that according to the test results could have caused seizures in any epileptic viewers.
  • The drops are only visible during the millisecond pulses of the strobe light.
  • As the machine's name implies, its beam will be continuous and will resemble a powerful searchlight rather than a strobe lamp.
  • strobe flash froze movement but image is blurred because it is so close.
  • Secondly, you can add additional lighting by using an off-camera strobe.
  • Attach a sync cord between the strobe and the camera.
  • Captured this image while a couple of false clown fish were inquisitive over my strobe lights.
British Dictionary definitions for strobe

strobe

/strəʊb/
noun
verb
2.
to give the appearance of arrested or slow motion by using intermittent illumination
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Word Origin and History for strobe
n.

1942, shortening of stroboscope "instrument for studying motion by periodically interrupted light" (1896), from Greek strobos "act of whirling" + -scope.

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strobe in Science
strobe
  (strōb)   
  1. A strobe light.

  2. A stroboscope.

  3. A spot of higher than normal intensity in the sweep of an indicator on a scanning device, as on a radar screen, used as a reference mark for determining the position or distance of the object scanned or detected.


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