Definition of Scioptic. Meaning of Scioptic. Synonyms of Scioptic

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Definition of Scioptic

Scioptic
Scioptic Sci*op"tic, a. [Gr. ? shadow + ? belonging to sight: cf. F. scioptique. See Optic.] (Opt.) Of or pertaining to an optical arrangement for forming images in a darkened room, usually called scioptic ball. Scioptic ball (Opt.), the lens of a camera obscura mounted in a wooden ball which fits a socket in a window shutter so as to be readily turned, like the eye, to different parts of the landscape.

Meaning of Scioptic from wikipedia

- The scioptic ball is a universal joint allowing an optical instrument mounted on a ball to be swiveled to point anywhere in a wide arc. It was inspired...
- Illustration of a scioptic ball with a lens from Daniel Schwenter's Deliciae Physico-Mathematicae (1636)...
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