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A machine for projecting the images of opaque objects or transparencies on a screen.


(General Physics) an optical device for projecting a magnified image onto a screen. See also episcope


(ˌɛp ɪˈdaɪ əˌskoʊp)

a type of magic lantern that projects the image of an opaque object onto a screen.
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Noun1.epidiascope - an optical projector that gives images of both transparent and opaque objects
projector - an optical instrument that projects an enlarged image onto a screen
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Even in the 1960s as a young teacher all we had was a Bell and Howell projector and an epidiascope (a machine which projected pages from books on to a screen).
Other highlights of the meeting were a demonstration of a commercial epidiascope (for projecting observations made on paper, onto a screen), which involved the President, Dr Gerald Merton and Mr F.
Van Niekerk is aware of the techniques of hyperrealism, which make their appearance in her short story, "Kanonbaai", where they are employed by the artist Dieter van Keulen: "After taking photos of him, Dieter projected the image with an epidiascope and traced it--all in order to eliminate the subjective element" (van Niekerk 1992: 19).