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Definition of "iconoscope" []

  • An early form of a television-camera tube, equipped for rapid scanning of an information-storing, photoactive mosaic. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "iconoscope" in a sentence
  • "From a 1969 Playboy interview: MCLUHAN: Kennedy was the first TV President because he was the first prominent American politician to ever understand the dynamics and lines of force of the television iconoscope."
  • "The basic makeup was green toned with purple lipstick for optimal image transmission by RCA's iconoscope pick up cameras."
  • "A little light danced to my heart beat, a wiggly line on an iconoscope display showed my blood pressure's rise and fall, another like it moved with my breathing, and there were several others that I did not understand."