Chro"ma*trope (?), n. [Gr. color + turn, rotation, tu turn.]

1. Physics

An instrument for exhibiting certain chromatic effects of light (depending upon the persistence of vision and mixture of colors) by means of rapidly rotating disks variously colored.

2.

A device in a magic lantern or stereopticon to produce kaleidoscopic effects.

 

© Webster 1913.

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