- A device or instrument which makes vibrating, rotating, or otherwise moving bodies appear stationary. It usually does so by emitting bursts of bright light, or by actuating a shutter, which enables such bodies to be seen intermittently. Used, for instance, for synchronization or observation. Its abbreviation is strobe (1).
- A unit of stage lighting that produces a series of rapid flashesof light to create an effect of slow or jerky motion similar to thatin early cinema film. It is also called a strobe or strobelighting. Strobe lighting can have a dangerous effect on thoseprone to fits and should be used with care.