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zoetrope Tweet Definition of zoetrope Like Definition of zoetrope on Facebook
noun
  1. 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.
    • 1993: This was the way I passed through the remainder of my childhood. The span smoothly, time"s Chief Designer narrowed the legs of trousers and decreed that the cars should be more aerodynamic. " Will Self, My Idea of Fun
zoom Tweet Definition of zoom Like Definition of zoom on Facebook
noun
  1. a humming noise from something moving very fast
  2. a quick ascent
  3. a big increase
  4. an augmentation of a view as with a lens
verb
  1. to move fast with a humming noise
  2. to fly an airplane straight up
  3. to move rapidly
  4. to go up sharply, as in prices zoomed
  5. to change the focal length of a zoom lens

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