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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

photodrome \pho"to*drome\ (f[=o]"t[-o]*dr[=o]m), n. [Photo- + Gr. dramei^n to run.] (Physics) An apparatus consisting of a large wheel with spokes, which when turning very rapidly is illuminated by momentary flashes of light passing through slits in a rotating disk. By properly timing the succession of flashes the wheel is made to appear to be motionless, or to rotate more or less slowly in either direction. [1913 Webster]