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n.1.A kind of magic lantern.
Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary, published 1913 by G. & C. Merriam Co.
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In the early 17th century, a device called the Magic Lantern, or Sciopticon, used an external light source to project semitransparent images painted on glass panes onto walls or screens.
The Sciopticon Manual Explaining Lantern Projections in General and the Sciopticon Apparatus in Particular Including Magic Lantern Attachments, Experiments, Novelties, Colored and Photo-Transparencies, Mechanical Movements, etc.
Bu metodla, film gosteren kisi (projectionist), bir cesit slayt gostericisi (sciopticon) kullanarak, (intertitles'in) altina altyazilari yerlestirebiliyordu.
One method, employed often by Fairbank, was to use a Magic Lantern or its improved form, the Sciopticon, to provide visual illustrations to a Scripture story.