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THAUMATROPE

Definition of Term

  • an optical toy made up of a disk with a single image on each side, in which the image appears to combine when spinning.
  • a toy that was popular in Victorian times made from A disk or card with a picture on each side is attached to two pieces of string. When the strings are twirled quickly between the fingers the two pictures appear to combine into a single image due to the phi phenomenon and persistence of vision

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