strobe

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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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