phenakistoscope definition

  • noun:
    • an earlier animation product consisting of a disc or drum which rotated, showing successive images through slits, usually via a mirror, hence producing the impression of movement.
    • A revolving disk where numbers used various relative attitudes are seen successively, to be able to produce the look of an object in actual movement, as an animal leaping, etc., in consequence of the perseverance of successive aesthetic impressions regarding the retina. It is organized so your numbers is projected upon a screen.
    • An optical tool which produces the representation of actual motion, as in jumping, walking, flying, etc.

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