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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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British Dictionary definitions for strobest

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 strobest

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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strobest 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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