Definitions for magic lantern

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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

mag′ic lan′tern(n.)

  1. a device having a lamp and a lenslike opening, formerly used for projecting images on slides.

    Category: Photography

Origin of magic lantern:

1690–1700

Princeton's WordNet

  1. magic lantern(noun)

    an early form of slide projector

Wiktionary

  1. magic lantern(Noun)

    An old name for a slide projector.

  2. magic lantern(Noun)

    An early form of slide projector that could achieve simple animation by moving and merging images.

Freebase

  1. Magic lantern

    The magic lantern or Laterna Magica is an early type of image projector developed in the 17th century.

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