photodrome definition

  • noun:
    • An apparatus comprising a large wheel with spokes, which when turning very rapidly is illuminated by momentary flashes of light passing through slits in a rotating disk. By correctly timing the succession of flashes, the wheel is made to be seemingly motionless, or even turn more or less slowly in either course.
    • An apparatus consisting of a large wheel with spokes, which whenever switching really rapidly is illuminated by momentary flashes of light passing through slits in a rotating disk. By properly timing the succession of flashes the wheel is made to look like motionless, or to turn more or less gradually either in path.
    • An instrument for making optical effects by flashes of light thrown upon revolving disks which are coated various numbers or devices.
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