thaumatropical

thaumatrope

[thaw-muh-trohp]
noun
a card with different pictures on opposite sides, as a horse on one side and a rider on the other, which appear as if combined when the card is twirled rapidly, thus illustrating the persistence of visual impressions.

Origin:
1820–30; thauma(to)- + -trope

thaumatropical [thaw-muh-trop-i-kuhl] , adjective
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thaumatrope (ˈθɔːməˌtrəʊp)
 
n
a toy in which partial pictures on the two sides of a card appear to merge when the card is twirled rapidly
 
[C19: from thaumato- + -trope]
 
thaumatropical
 
adj

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