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1. A strobe light.
2. A stroboscope.
3. A spot of higher than normal intensity in the sweep of an indicator, as on a radar screen, used as a reference mark for determining distance.
to give the appearance of arrested or slow motion by using intermittent illumination
1. Also called strobe′ light`. an electronic flash that produces rapid, brilliant bursts of light, used for high-speed photography, special lighting effects, etc.adj.
2. pertaining to or using a stroboscope or strobe.
[1940–45; shortened form]
Past participle: strobed