strobe

[strohb] Photography Informal.
noun
1.
Also called strobe light. stroboscope ( def 2a ).
adjective

Origin:
1940–45; shortened form

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strobe (strəʊb)
 
n
1.  strobe lighting short for stroboscope
 
vb
2.  to give the appearance of arrested or slow motion by using intermittent illumination

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strobe
1942, shortening of stroboscope "instrument for studying motion by periodically interrupted light" (1896), from Gk. strobos "act of whirling" + -scope, from Gk. skopein "to look at, examine."
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strobe   (strōb)  Pronunciation Key 
  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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Example sentences
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.
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