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Meaning of CHROMATROPE

 
Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Chro"ma*trope\, n. [Gr. ? color + ? turn, rotation,
? to turn.]
1. (Physics) An instrument for exhibiting certain chromatic
   effects of light (depending upon the persistence of vision
   and mixture of colors) by means of rapidly rotating disks
   variously colored.

2. A device in a magic lantern or stereopticon to produce
   kaleidoscopic effects.

 

 

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