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A viewing instrument is a device used for viewing or examining an object or scene, or some electrical property or signal. In some cases the thing viewed is mathematical. The names of many viewing instruments is derived from the English suffix -scope, meaning "see", which derives from the scientific Latin suffix -scopium, meaning a viewing instrument, which in turn originates from the ancient Greek verb skopein, meaning "to examine".
Glossary of types of viewing instrument
- phenakistoscope also phenakistiscope
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