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strobe light

n.
A lamp that produces very short, intense flashes of light in rapid succession.
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strobe light

(strōb)
A lamp that produces very short, intense flashes of light by means of an electric discharge in a gas. The ability of strobe lights to "freeze" the motion of rapidly moving objects makes them very useful in photography and in making measurements of vibration or other types of high-speed motion.
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Noun1.strobe light - scientific instrument that provides a flashing light synchronized with the periodic movement of an object; can make moving object appear stationary
scientific instrument - an instrument used by scientists
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strobe light

nStroboskoplicht nt
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