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[zoh-uh-prak-suh-skohp] /ˌzoʊ əˈpræk səˌskoʊp/
noun, Movies.
an early type of motion-picture projector, designed by Eadweard Muybridge, in which the images were drawings or photographs placed along the rim of a circular glass plate, the shutter was a rotating opaque disk with radial slots, and a limelight source was used.
Origin of zoopraxiscope
zoo- + praxi- as combining form of Greek práxis action, praxis + -scope; term introduced by Muybridge about 1881, replacing his own earlier term zoogyriscope Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2015.
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  • The effects of the zoopraxiscope made up one of the most unique and instructive entertainments imaginable.

    Descriptive Zoopraxography Eadweard Muybridge

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