zoopraxiscope

[zoh-uh-prak-suh-skohp]
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:
zoo- + praxi- as combining form of Greek práxis action, praxis + -scope; term introduced by Muybridge about 1881, replacing his own earlier term zoogyriscope

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The images were then copied as silhouettes onto a disc, later viewed on a zoopraxiscope.
He used his zoopraxiscope to show his moving pictures to a paying public.
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