An optical instrument that reverses perception of depth.

Wikipedia foundation.

Look at other dictionaries:

  • Pseudoscope — Pseu do*scope, n. [Pseudo + scope.] (Opt.) An instrument which exhibits objects with their proper relief reversed; an effect opposite to that produced by the stereoscope. Wheatstone. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • pseudoscope — [psødɔskɔp] n. m. ÉTYM. 1869; de pseudo , et scope. ❖ ♦ Techn. Stéréoscope dans lequel la place des deux clichés est intervertie, ce qui est en relief apparaissant en creux et vice versa. ❖ DÉR. Pseudoscopie …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Pseudoscope — It is used to study human stereoscopic perception. Objects viewed through it appear inside out, for example: a box on a floor, would appear as a box shaped hole in the floor.It typically uses sets of optical prisms, or periscopically arranged… …   Wikipedia

  • Pseudoscope — Un pseudoscope est un instrument optique binoculaire qui inverse notre perception de la profondeur. Il fut inventé par Charles Wheatstone. Il est utilisé pour étudier la perception stéréoscopique humaine. Les objets vu à travers apparaissent… …   Wikipédia en Français

  • pseudoscope — /sooh deuh skohp /, n. an optical instrument for producing an image in which the depth or relief of an object is reversed. Cf. stereoscope. [1850 55; PSEUDO + SCOPE] * * * …   Universalium

  • pseudoscope — (pseu do sko p ) s. m. Sorte de stéoroscope inventé par Wheatstone, qui change, pour l oeil, un cône en cornet creux, un miroir concave en un miroir convexe, un moule de médaille saillante en une médaille saillante. ÉTYMOLOGIE    Pseudo..., et du …   Dictionnaire de la Langue Française d'Émile Littré

  • pseudoscope — pseu·do·scope …   English syllables

  • pseudoscope —   n. instrument producing images in reversed relief.    ♦ pseudoscopic, a.    ♦ pseudoscopy, n …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • pseudoscope — …   Useful english dictionary

  • pseudoscopy — süˈdäskəpē noun ( es) Etymology: International Scientific Vocabulary pseudoscope + y : the production of the effect of reversed relief (as by the pseudoscope) * * * /sooh dos keuh pee/, n. the use of a pseudoscope. [1950 55; PSEUDOSCOPE + Y3] …   Useful english dictionary

Share the article and excerpts

Direct link
Do a right-click on the link above
and select “Copy Link”

We are using cookies for the best presentation of our site. Continuing to use this site, you agree with this.