Meaning of tachistoscope

ta•chis•to•scope

Pronunciation: (tu-kis'tu-skōp"), [key]
— n. Psychol.
  1. an apparatus for use in exposing visual stimuli, as pictures, letters, or words, for an extremely brief period, used chiefly to assess visual perception or to increase reading speed.
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