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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)
(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
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
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|Noun||1.||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"