Definition of stereopticon in English:

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stereopticon

Pronunciation: /ˌsterēˈäptiˌkän/ Pronunciation: /ˌsti(ə)r-/

noun

A slide projector that combines two images to create a three-dimensional effect, or makes one image dissolve into another.
Example sentences
  • These two men represent diversity rampant, united only by their gender and individuality of vision, like a mismatched stereopticon instead of duplicate images, right and left.
  • What we ‘see’ in a stereopticon is neither of the images at which we are actually looking.
  • Instead he encountered a stereopticon that presented a type of slide show of Italy, ‘dancing girls and all.’

Origin

Mid 19th century: from stereo- 'three-dimensional' + Greek optikon, neuter of optikos 'relating to vision'.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: ster·e·op·ti·con

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