/ˈstroʊbəskoʊp / (say 'strohbuhskohp)

an instrument used in studying the motion of a body (especially one in rapid revolution or vibration) by rendering it visible at frequent intervals, as by illuminating it with an electric spark or the like, or by viewing it through openings in a revolving disc.
{strobo- (combining form representing Greek strobos a twisting) + -scope}
stroboscopic /stroʊbəˈskɒpɪk/ (say strohbuh'skopik), adjective

Australian English dictionary. 2014.

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  • Stroboscope — Strob o*scope, n. [Gr. ? a whirling + scope.] 1. An instrument for studying or observing the successive phases of a periodic or varying motion by means of light which is periodically interrupted. [1913 Webster] 2. An optical toy similar to the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • stroboscope — ► NOUN Physics ▪ an instrument which shines a bright light at rapid intervals so that a moving or rotating object appears stationary. DERIVATIVES stroboscopic adjective. ORIGIN from Greek strobos whirling …   English terms dictionary

  • stroboscope — [strō′bə skōp΄; ] occas. [ sträb′əskōp] n. [< Gr strobos, a twisting around (for IE base see STROPHE) + SCOPE] 1. an instrument for studying periodic or varying motion; specif., a device using a strobe light to illuminate a moving body,… …   English World dictionary

  • Stroboscope — Rebonds d une balle capturés au stroboscope à 25 images par seconde. Un stroboscope est une source de lumière intermittente. Par un dispositif mécanique ou électronique, on produit une alternance de phases lumineuses (flashs) et de phases… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Stroboscope — A stroboscope, also known as a strobe, is an instrument used to make a cyclically moving object appear to be slow moving, or stationary. The principle is used for the study of rotating, reciprocating, oscillating or vibrating objects. Machine… …   Wikipedia

  • stroboscope — stroboscopic /stroh beuh skop ik, strob euh /, stroboscopical, adj. stroboscopy /streuh bos keuh pee/, n. /stroh beuh skohp , strob euh /, n. 1. a device for studying the motion of a body, esp. a body in rapid revolution or vibration, by making… …   Universalium

  • stroboscope — stroboskopas statusas T sritis Standartizacija ir metrologija apibrėžtis Optinis demonstravimo ar matavimo aparatas, kurio veikimas pagrįstas stroboskopiniu efektu. atitikmenys: angl. stroboscope vok. Stroboskop, n rus. стробоскоп, m pranc.… …   Penkiakalbis aiškinamasis metrologijos terminų žodynas

  • stroboscope — stroboskopas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. stroboscope vok. Stroboskop, n rus. стробоскоп, m pranc. stroboscope, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • stroboscope — noun Etymology: Greek strobos whirling + International Scientific Vocabulary scope Date: 1896 an instrument for determining the speed of cyclic motion (as rotation or vibration) that causes the motion to appear slowed or stopped: as a. a… …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • stroboscope — noun a) Instrument for studying or observing periodic movement by rendering a moving body visible only at regular intervals. b) A lamp that produces short bursts of light that synchronizes with a camera shutter for photographing fast moving… …   Wiktionary

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