opaque projector

   A device using a bright lamp, lens and mirrors to project an enlarged image of an opaque image or object onto a flat surface, usually so that its image may be traced. At the end of the nineteenth century, it replaced a somewhat similar device called a camera lucida, which had earlier replaced another called camera obscura. There are various other sorts of projectors also in use today. Digital versions are rapidly overtaking opaque projectors in popularity.

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  • opaque projector — noun : a projector for projection by reflected light of an image of an opaque object or of a picture or other graphic matter on an opaque support * * * opaque projecting. a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of …   Useful english dictionary

  • opaque projector — opaque projecting. a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of reflected light. [1950 55] * * * …   Universalium

  • opaque projector — opaque′ projec′tor n. pht a machine for projecting opaque objects, as books, on a screen, by means of reflected light • Etymology: 1950–55 …   From formal English to slang

  • opaque projector — noun Date: 1951 a projector using reflected light for projecting an image of an opaque object or matter on an opaque support (as a photograph) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

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