kinetoscope


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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.]
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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
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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
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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
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It was to him, with his splendid power of vision, like gazing into a kinetoscope. He was both onlooker and participant.
August 18, Cullercoats Crescent Club: Kinetoscope Show in Partnership with BBC Newcastle, offering a range of rare archive footage from 1950s to 1980s including Muhammad Ali's visit to South Shields, the opening of the Metro system and T Dan Smith's vision of the future.
| 1894: Thomas Edison demonstrated his "kinetoscope" moving picture machine in New York.
"New Jersey has a rich history as a filming location dating back to Thomas Edison's invention of the kinetoscope," Murphy said in a statement last week as he met with and courted Hollywood heads to come to New Jersey.
The phonograph, incandescent light bulb and kinetoscope, an early motion picture camera, are a few of his inventions.
The Sixties features again at the Crescent Club in Cullercoats when the Great Northern Kinetoscope Show 4, produced in partnership with the BBC and the North Eastern Film Archive, shines the spotlight on the decade in the region with selected archive footage.
(69) Technological development, such as the phonograph, kinetoscope, and cinematograph slowly changed the nature of the entertainment and leisure world.
1894: Thomas Edison publicly demonstrated his "kinetoscope" moving picture machine in New York.
They patented the cinematograph as a way of allowing lots of aa (it Fc th Tcw people to watch the same thing at the same time - Edison's peephole Kinetoscope could only be used by one person.
He has used Edison's Projecting Kinetoscope to project the films where the exhibition was held in an artificial tent erected by the filmmaker himself.
They invented an early version of the motion-picture camera and the projector, which they dubbed the "CinAaAaAeA@matographe Auguste LumiAaAaAeA?re and Louis LumiAaAaAeA?re were the sons of a photograp and found themselves inspired to pursue the art of moving images after finding themselves fascinated by the Kinetoscope, invented by Thomas Edison.
"Copycats: Anschutz Chronophotographs as Direct Source Material for Early Edison Kinetoscope Films." FH 28.2 (2016): 142-72.