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Pronunciation:  ku'lIdu`skowp

WordNet Dictionary
[n]  an optical toy in a tube; it produces symmetrical patterns as bits of colored glass are reflected by mirrors

KALEIDOSCOPE is a 12 letter word that starts with K.


 See Also: plaything, toy



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ka*lei"do*scope\, n. [Gr. ? beautiful + ? form +
An instrument invented by Sir David Brewster, which contains
loose fragments of colored glass, etc., and reflecting
surfaces so arranged that changes of position exhibit its
contents in an endless variety of beautiful colors and
symmetrical forms. It has been much employed in arts of

      Shifting like the fragments of colored glass in the
      kaleidoscope.                            --G. W. Cable.

Computing Dictionary

An object-oriented language which mixes imperative and constraint-oriented features. Kaleidoscope was written by Freeman-Benson of the university of washington, universite de nantes, 1989; university of victoria, 1992. It is similar to siri and vaguely related to prose.

Versions: Kaleidoscope '90 and Kaleidoscope '91.

["Kaleidoscope: Mixing Objects, Constraints and Imperative Programming", B.N. Freeman-Benson, SIGPLAN Notices 25(10):77-88 (OOPSLA/ECOOP '90) (Oct 1990)].

["Constraint Imperative Programming", B.N. Freeman-Benson, Ph.D. Thesis, TR 91-07-02, U Wash (1991)].

["Constraint Imperative Programming", Freeman-Benson et al, IEEE Conf on Comp Lang, Apr 1992].

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Seeing a kaleidoscope in your dream means diversity and fragments or various aspects that is coming together. It also foretells that you will have difficulties in choosing a career path.