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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.
Chicago, Johnson's hometown, upheld the ban citing its consistency with "the 1907 ordinance forbidding 'obscene and immoral kinetoscopes and cinematographs'" (Strieble 230).
The early works of Edison were photographical experiments; illustrations of the moving image displayed in the tiny Kinetoscopes for a small audience.