- an instrument for studying periodic or varying motion; specif., a device using a strobe light to illuminate a moving body, machine, etc. very briefly at frequent intervals
- strobe (sense )
Origin of stroboscopefrom Classical Greek strobos, a twisting around (for Indo-European base see strophe) + -scope
Any of various instruments used to observe moving objects by making them appear stationary, especially with pulsed illumination or mechanical devices that intermittently interrupt observation.
Origin of stroboscopeGreek strobos a whirling ; see streb(h)- in Indo-European roots. -scope
- Instrument for studying or observing periodic movement by rendering a moving body visible only at regular intervals.
- A lamp that produces short bursts of light that synchronizes with a camera shutter for photographing fast-moving objects; A photo made by such a machine.
From Ancient Greek ÏƒÏ„ÏÏŒÎ²Î¿Ï‚ (strobos, “twisting, whirling") +"Ž -scope.