Meaning of zoopraxiscope

zo•o•prax•i•scope

Pronunciation: (zō"u-prak'su-skōp"), [key]
— n. Motion Pictures.
  1. an early type of motion-picture projector, designed by Eadweard Muybridge, in which the images were drawings or photographs placed along the rim of a circular glass plate, the shutter was a rotating opaque disk with radial slots, and a limelight source was used.
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