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Meaning of CAMERA LUCIDA

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
 
 See Also: microscope, optical device

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Cam"e*ra lu"ci*da\ [L. camera chamber + L.
lucidus, lucida, lucid, light.] (Opt.)
An instrument which by means of a prism of a peculiar form,
or an arrangement of mirrors, causes an apparent image of an
external object or objects to appear as if projected upon a
plane surface, as of paper or canvas, so that the outlines
may conveniently traced. It is generally used with the
microscope.

 

 

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