magic eye


Also found in: Thesaurus, Idioms, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.

magic eye

n
(Electronics) a miniature cathode-ray tube in some radio receivers, on the screen of which a pattern is displayed in order to assist tuning
Collins English Dictionary – Complete and Unabridged, 12th Edition 2014 © HarperCollins Publishers 1991, 1994, 1998, 2000, 2003, 2006, 2007, 2009, 2011, 2014

Tuning eye

A vacuum tube incorporating a cathode ray-incited fluorescent screen on the front of the tube. The tuning eye was used in the late 1930s and early 1940s to provide a visual indication of when a radio was optimally tuned. The tube was mounted in the radio in such a way that the image (a bright, varying width annular sector of the screen) on the tube could be watched while the tuning knob was turned.
1001 Words and Phrases You Never Knew You Didn’t Know by W.R. Runyan Copyright © 2011 by W.R. Runyan
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Magic eye - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiationsmagic eye - a transducer used to detect and measure light and other radiations
detector, sensing element, sensor - any device that receives a signal or stimulus (as heat or pressure or light or motion etc.) and responds to it in a distinctive manner
photocathode - a cathode that emits electrons when illuminated
selenium cell - a photoelectric cell that uses a strip of selenium
transducer - an electrical device that converts one form of energy into another
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in periodicals archive ?
So close was the finish, that the magic eye of the camera separated the three declaring Malik's Love winner by a head from bay colt Sinner while bay filly Me Raqsam finished third by another head's margin.
Two of the biggest fads were those Magic Eye posters, which held a three-dimensional image hidden within a seemingly random distorted pattern, and the <em>Where's Waldo </em>series of books, wherein the titular red-and-white-clad traveler hid within vast landscapes of cartoonish ridiculousness.
The Gift of Magic Skin ($75) contains portable sizes of Charlotte's trio of skincare heroes: Charlotte's Magic Cream, Magic Eye Rescue, and Magic Night Cream.
Next, Charlotte gently tapped her Magic Eye Rescue to revitalize the eye area.
Magic eye for trouble Moussa Dembele had one last parting shot at Celtic as he was unveiled as a Lyon player yesterday, sporting a magic-eye picture as a shirt.
A self-taught photographer whose career spanned over four decades, Chua was considered a pillar in different genres of photography, including advertising, industrial and aerial work, and earned the moniker 'Magic Eye.'
All kind of synthetics and even the finest scraps of white polypropylene - otherwise difficult to pick out - are efficiently removed, using the USTERA(r) JOSSI MAGIC EYE in tandem with the USTERA(r) JOSSI VISION SHIELD.
A reader can browse the table of contents for an interesting question, such as #38, "How does the Earth move?" or pick a chapter subject to peruse, such as Chapter Eight: "At the Fringes of Science." Or they may open the book to a random page and read about anything from Magic Eye pictures to Martian Landers.
Among the products used were Charlotte's Magic cream moisturiser, Magic eye rescue, Eyes To Mesmerise eyeshadow, Full Fat Lashes Mascara and Rock 'n' Kohl eyeliner, as well as Magic Foundation And Airbrush Flawless Finish Powder.
The woman claimed to prosecutors that someone knocked on her door but she could not see who it was because the person outside put his finger on the magic eye.
"By specifying the Gema magic eye system, automatic X and Y axis reciprocators and also the latest AP01 pumping system, we believe that we have all of the tools to allow us to achieve our key objectives:
GOUNONGBE MAY HAVE MAGIC EYE FOR GOAL The Beninese striker arrived as a bit of an unknown quantity and we're still trying to piece together exactly what his best role is.