kinetoscope


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ki·net·o·scope

 (kĭ-nĕt′ə-skōp′, -nē′tə-)
n.
An early device for viewing motion pictures, consisting of a case inside which a loop of film passes in front of an electric light, producing moving images that can be viewed through an opening in the case.

[Originally a trademark.]

kinetoscope

(kɪˈnɛtəˌskəʊp; kɪˈniːtəˌskəʊp; kaɪˈnɛtəˌskəʊp; kaɪˈniːtəˌskəʊp)
n
(Film) an early type of film projector, developed in the late 19th century, which could project photographs so as to give the impression of movement

kinetoscope

an early apparatus for producing a moving picture. See also instruments. Cf. kinetophone.
See also: Media
an instrument for illustrating different combinations of kinematic curves. See also media.
See also: Instruments
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Kinetoscope - a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture
device - an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose; "the device is small enough to wear on your wrist"; "a device intended to conserve water"
brand, brand name, marque, trade name - a name given to a product or service
References in classic literature ?
It was to him, with his splendid power of vision, like gazing into a kinetoscope.
re were the sons of a photograp and found themselves inspired to pursue the art of moving images after finding themselves fascinated by the Kinetoscope, invented by Thomas Edison.
Some particularly sophisticated online analyses are: Chris Stangl, The Exploding Kinetoscope.
Some viewing habits of social video also recall Edison's Kinetoscope, one of the earliest film-watching contraptions, which invited single viewers to view short clips through a peephole, offering a voyeuristic look at everything from Annie Oakley shooting to some guy sneezing.
On August 23 at the Crescent Club, the Kinetoscope Show will present film from BBC North East's news and documentary archive.
As far back as 1894, Thomas Edison unveiled the first known motion picture of American Indians with his penny Kinetoscope film "Buffalo Dance.
Key pieces in the museum's massive collection include the full-plate daguerreotype camera, the first camera manufactured in quantity; the hand-held Kodak camera, the first successful camera to use roll film; the Edison Kinetoscope, the first motion picture device to use flexible film; the Brownie camera, which brought photography to the general public; and the Lunar Orbiter Payload camera, which photographed potential landing sites for Apollo missions.
S'il est l'inventeur repute de l'ampoule electrique (1880), on lui doit egalement le phonographe (l'enregistrement du son, 1877) et le kinetoscope (1891), l'un des premiers appareils de visualisation cinematographique.
Thus, even as the Abbey staged Synge's recreation of a visually simple but verbally rich oral pre-modern culture, its mode of presentation appears to have been immediately superseded by the effects of the telegraph, the camera, the kinetoscope and the phonograph.
While on tour in Dallas, Selig saw his first Edison kinetoscope, which changed his life and cinema history.
This title details Cody's early association with filmmaking in its infancy, detailing Cody's involvement thanks to Thomas Edison's kinetoscope project and Cody's fascination with the industry's possibilities.
This volume describes Cody's film career, which began with a Wild West performance for Thomas Edison's kinetoscope studio in 1894 and continued with a film biography, The Life of Buffalo Bill, starring Cody as himself, and the commercial failure The Indian Wars.