Definition of stereopticon in English:


Syllabification: ster·e·op·ti·con
Pronunciation: /ˌsterēˈäptiˌkän, ˌsti(ə)r-


  • A slide projector that combines two images to create a three-dimensional effect, or makes one image dissolve into another.
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    • 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.’


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

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