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Zobo
zocalo
Zocco
Zoccolo
Zocle
Zocor
zod
Zodiac
Zodiacal
zodiacal light
Zoe
zoea
zoecium
zof
zoftig
zog
Zog I
Zohar
Zoheleth
ZOHELETH, THE STONE OF
Zoheth
zoic
Zoide
Zoilean
Zoilism
Zoisia

zoetrope definitions

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. hist. an optical toy in the form of a cylinder with a series of pictures on the inner surface which give an impression of continuous motion when viewed through slits with the cylinder rotating. Etymology: irreg. f. Gk zoe life + -tropos turning

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Zoetrope Zo"e*trope, n. [Gr. ? life + ? turning, from ? to turn.] An optical toy, in which figures made to revolve on the inside of a cylinder, and viewed through slits in its circumference, appear like a single figure passing through a series of natural motions as if animated or mechanically moved.



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