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magic lantern definition

  • noun:
    • An optical device formerly always project an enlarged picture of an image.
    • An old name for a slide projector.
    • an earlier type of slide projector which could achieve easy animation by going and merging photos.
    • an optical instrument consisting of a case inclosing a light, and achieving ideal lenses in a lateral tube, for tossing upon a screen, in a darkened area or even the want, greatly magnified images from slides positioned in the focus of exterior lens.
    • An early kind of slide projector.
    • an early form of slip projector
  • adjective:
    • See Lantern.
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