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Definition(s):

  • (n) a device invented by Edison that gave an impression of movement as an endless loop of film moved continuously over a light source with a rapid shutter; precursor of the modern motion picture

Usage(s):

  1. At the World's Fair of 1893 he paid 5 to see an elephant switch its tail in the Edison kinetoscope, the first crude moving-picture machine.
  2. Thomas Alva Edison's edifying and profitable kinetoscope celebrated a quiet, wartime soth anniversary with a national day's box office of about $3,000,000.

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