camera lucida

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n camera lucida an optical device consisting of an attachment that enables an observer to view simultaneously the image and a drawing surface for sketching it
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Camera lucida (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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Etymology

Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
L. camera, chamber + L. lucidus, lucida, lucid, light

Usage

In literature:

From a camera lucida drawing by Mr.
"Lectures and Essays" by T.H. Huxley
All of the figures except those from Clarke were drawn under a camera lucida.
"Development of the Digestive Canal of the American Alligator" by Albert M. Reese
Drawn with the camera lucida.
"The Samuel Butler Collection at Saint John's College Cambridge" by Henry Festing Jones
Attach a camera lucida (of the Wollaston, Beale, or Abbe pattern) (Fig.
"The Elements of Bacteriological Technique" by John William Henry Eyre
Drawn with the camera lucida, and magnified 140 diameters.
"All About Coffee" by William H. Ukers
All that is needed is what is known as a camera lucida.
"The Story of the Cotton Plant" by Frederick Wilkinson
This is the simplest form of the camera lucida.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 1" by Various
He was the first painter who made practical use of the camera lucida.
"Encyclopaedia Britannica, 11th Edition, Volume 5, Slice 2" by Various
In half an hour space enough was cleared for Mr. Catherwood to set up his camera lucida.
"Incidents of Travel in Yucatan, Vol. II." by John L. Stephens
The drawing may be made first with a soft lead pencil, using the camera lucida or other optical aids to correct delineation.
"The Essentials of Illustration" by T. G. (Thomas George) Hill
In the second method the tracing-papers were discarded, and the prism of a camera lucida used.
"Finger Prints" by Francis Galton
Dr. Brewster spoke to me of a camera lucida to enable me to outline birds with great rapidity.
"Audubon and his Journals, Volume I (of 2)" by Maria R. Audubon
From a camera lucida drawing by Mr.
"Man's Place in Nature and Other Essays" by Thomas Henry Huxley
All the figures were drawn with the Camera Lucida.
"The Works of Francis Maitland Balfour, Volume 1" by Francis Maitland Balfour
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