Definition of Stereoscope

1. Noun. An optical device for viewing stereoscopic photographs.

Generic synonyms: Optical Device
Derivative terms: Stereoscopic, Stereoscopic



Definition of Stereoscope

1. n. An optical instrument for giving to pictures the appearance of solid forms, as seen in nature. It combines in one, through a bending of the rays of light, two pictures, taken for the purpose from points of view a little way apart. It is furnished with two eyeglasses, and by refraction or reflection the pictures are superimposed, so as to appear as one to the observer.

Definition of Stereoscope

1. Noun. an instrument used for viewing pairs of stereoscopic photographs ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Stereoscope

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Stereoscope

stereophonies
stereophony
stereophotogrammetric
stereophotogrammetry
stereoplasm
stereoplate
stereoplates
stereopses
stereopsis
stereoptic
stereopticon
stereopticons
stereoregular
stereoregularity
stereos
stereoscope (current term)
stereoscopes
stereoscopic
stereoscopic photograph
stereoscopic picture
stereoscopic vision
stereoscopical
stereoscopically
stereoscopies
stereoscopist
stereoscopists
stereoscopy
stereoselective
stereoselectively
stereoselectivities

Literary usage of Stereoscope

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1. The American Cyclopaedia: A Popular Dictionary of General Knowledge by Charles Anderson Dana (1876)
"It is said that a stereoscope as just described was conceived by Prof. Elliot of Edinburgh in 1834, but was not constructed by him till 1839, ..."

2. Report of the Annual Meeting (1860)
"On producing t/te Idea of Distance in the stereoscope. By JOSEPH BECK. In a view taken through the camera no immediate foreground can be introduced : thus ..."

3. The Museum of Science and Art by Dionysius Lardner (1856)
"Wheatstone's reflecting stereoscope.—8. Sir David Brewster's lenticular ... In a word, the stereoscope has the property of exaggerating the natural effects ..."

4. The Popular Science Monthly (1882)
"The analysis of binocular vision is one of the products of modern investigation, and the stereoscope is its direct outcome. That vision with two eyes is ..."

5. The Plough, the Loom, and the Anvil (1855)
"IMPROVED stereoscope. В в The following is a description of the engraving at the head of this article : С is the main central rim of a locket ; В В are two ..."

6. Principles of Physics, Or Natural Philosophy: Designed for the Use of by Benjamin Silliman (1865)
"The eccentric lenses of the stereoscope are sometimes fixed in position, ... is made to present the appearance of relief commonly seen in the stereoscope, ..."

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