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thaumatrope Line breaks: thauma|trope
Pronunciation: /ˈθɔːmətrəʊp/

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1A scientific toy devised in the 19th century, consisting of a disc with a different picture on each of its two sides, these appearing to combine into one image when the disc is rapidly rotated.
1.1 another term for zoetrope.


Early 19th century: from Greek thauma 'marvel' + -tropos '-turning'.

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