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Any of various instruments used to observe moving objects by making them appear stationary, especially with pulsed illumination or mechanical devices that intermittently interrupt observation.

[Greek strobos, a whirling; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots + -scope.]

stro′bo·scop′ic (-skŏp′ĭk) adj.
stro′bo·scop′i·cal·ly adv.
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1. (Electronics) an instrument producing a flashing light, the frequency of which can be synchronized with some multiple of the frequency of rotation, vibration, or operation of an object, etc, making it appear stationary. It is used to determine speeds of rotation or vibration, or to adjust objects or parts. Sometimes shortened to: strobe
2. (Photography) a similar device synchronized with the opening of the shutter of a camera so that a series of still photographs can be taken of a moving object
[C19: from strobo-, from Greek strobos a twisting, whirling + -scope]
stroboscopic, ˌstroboˈscopical adj
ˌstroboˈscopically adv
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(ˈstroʊ bəˌskoʊp, ˈstrɒb ə-)

1. a device for studying the motion of a body, esp. a body revolving or vibrating rapidly, by making the motion appear to slow down or stop, as by periodically illuminating the body.
[1830–40; < Greek stróbo(s) action of whirling + -scope]
stro`bo•scop′ic (-ˈskɒp ɪk) stro`bo•scop′i•cal, adj.
stro•bos•co•py (strəˈbɒs kə pi) n.
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Noun1.stroboscope - 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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[ˈstrəʊbəskəʊp] Nestroboscopio m
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nStroboskop nt
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The slip was measured using stroboscope. For the first operation point, slip was measured to be 0.0010 (0.10%), and for the second operation point it was 0.0016 (0.16%).
The CUMS-induced rats were randomly exposed to various stressors for 5 weeks: white noises for 24 h (alternative periods of 60 dBA noise for 10 min and 10 min of silence), wet bedding for 24 h (200 ml of water per individual cage to make the bedding wet), 24 h of food deprivation, 5 min of tail pinch (1 cm from the end of the tail), 23 h of water deprivation followed by exposure to empty water bottles for 1 h, stroboscope (120 flashes per minute) for 24 h, cold swim in 15 [degrees]C for 5 min, restraint stress for 6 h and light on for 24 h.
However, the future study's findings failed to address these issues who adopted the ability of a visible light (such as a stroboscope) flashing technique.