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camera lu·ci·da

(lo͞o′sĭ-də)
n.
An optical device that projects an image of an object onto a plane surface, especially for tracing.

[New Latin camera lūcida (formed on the model of camera obscura) : Latin camera, chamber; see chamber + Latin lūcida, feminine of lūcidus, bright, full of light; see lucid.]

camera lucida

(ˈluːsɪdə)
n
(Art Terms) an instrument attached to a microscope, etc to enable an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface to facilitate the sketching of the image
[New Latin: light chamber]

cam′era lu′ci•da

(ˈlu sɪ də)
n., pl. camera lu•ci•das.
an optical instrument, often attached to the eyepiece of a microscope, by which the image of an external object is projected on a surface for tracing.
[1660–70; < New Latin: bright chamber]

camera lucida

- An optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it.
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Noun1.camera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching itcamera lucida - an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
microscope - magnifier of the image of small objects; "the invention of the microscope led to the discovery of the cell"
optical device - a device for producing or controlling light
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Lubbock made drawings for me with the camera lucida of the jaws which I had dissected from the workers of the several sizes.
He interviewed and filmed the fighters and then worked with Fox Harrell, a professor of digital media and artificial intelligence at MIT, and French partners Camera Lucida, France Televisions Nouvelles Ecritures, and Emissive to bring them to life inside the virtual gallery.
In the early 17th century, artists used the technology of the day, called a camera lucida or a camera obscura, combined with mirrors to project images of their subjects onto the canvases to be worked upon; an outline was drawn quickly and it saved much time.
Tenders are invited for purchase of trinocular stereo microscope with camera lucida
Tres anos despues, en 1983, el escritor mexicano, pero declaradamente cosmopolita, (2) Salvador Elizondo (1932--2006), publica un "cuaderno de escritura", hoy practicamente desconocido, que lleva por nombre Camera lucida.
Barthes's contribution to the analogical tools of photography as 'studium' (Barthes 1981a:26) and 'punctum' (Barthes 1981a:27) in Camera Lucida (2), offers a 'coherent structure' (Seitz 1991:55) to normalize and recuperate the vicissitudes of reading of images.
Drawings were made with the help of camera lucida fitted on an Olympus microscope.
La fotografia, escribio Roland Barthes en Camera lucida, esta atormentada por el fantasma de la pintura: "la fotografia ha hecho de la pintura, a traves de sus copias y de sus contestaciones, la referencia absoluta paternal, como si hubiese nacido del cuadro", pero anade que no le parece que sea a traves de la pintura como la fotografia vincule con el arte; es con el teatro.
In my photography class at Edinboro University of Pennsylvania, my mentor, Kathe Kowalski, had us read the book Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes.
Punctum, termed in Camera Lucida by Roland Barthes, refers to a small photographic element, that is, the plethora or deficiency of meaning outside an objective sphere.
In these sections the outlines of the nuclei were drawn on a randomly placed graph paper with the help of a camera lucida drawing tube using a 10x objective.
Appendages were drawn using an Olympus BH-2 microscope equipped with differential interference contrast (DIC) and which had a camera lucida.