Show Summary Details

Quick Reference

A device that produces a bright, flashing light, the frequency of which can be synchronized with the frequency, or a multiple of the frequency, of rotation, vibration, or other movement of an object such as a piece of machinery, making it appear stationary and allowing it to be inspected in operation. It is also used as a form of illumination in nightclubs and discotheques. Also called a strobe or a strobe light. See also aliasing, wagon wheel illusion. stroboscopic adj. [From Greek strobos a whirling + skopeein to view]

Subjects: Psychology.

Reference entries

Users without a subscription are not able to see the full content. Please, subscribe or login to access all content.