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magic lantern:see stereopticonstereopticon
, optical projection instrument making multiple use of the magic lantern. The magic lantern uses lenses to throw on a screen a magnified image from a transparent slide or from an opaque object such as a photograph or the page of a book.
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an early type of slide projector