(?), n. [Mega- + -scope: cf. F. mgascope.] A modification of the magic lantern (projector), used esp. for throwing a magnified image of an opaque object on a screen, solar or artificial light being used.
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(?) }, a. 1. (Physics) Of or pertaining to the megascope or the projection upon a screen of images of opaque objects. (b) Enlarged or magnified; -- said of images or of photographic pictures, etc.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]

2. (Geol.) Large enough to be seen; -- said of the larger structural features and components of rocks which do not require the use of the microscope to be perceived. Opposed to microscopic.
[Webster 1913 Suppl.]


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