an apparatus that displays in rapid sequence a long series of photographs. It differs from the kinetoscope in that instead of showing small pictures through an enlarging lens by reflected light, it projects them on a screen where they are shown life size, or larger if desired.
Entry from Everybody's Cyclopedia, 1912.
Bi"o*graph (?), n. [Gr. bi`os life + -graph.]
An animated picture machine for screen projection; a cinematograph.
2. [Cf. Biography.]
A biographical sketch. [Rare]
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