Meaning of KALEIDOSCOPE in English

[ka.lei.do.scope] n [Gk kalos beautiful + eidos form + E -scope--more at idyll] (1817) 1: an instrument containing loose bits of colored material (as glass or plastic) between two flat plates and two plane mirrors so placed that changes of position of the bits of material are reflected in an endless variety of patterns

2: something resembling a kaleidoscope: as a: a variegated changing pattern or scene "the lake a ~ of changing colors --Robert Gibbings" b: a succession of changing phases or actions "a ... ~ of shifting values, information, fashions --Frank McLaughlin" -- ka.lei.do.scop.ic adj -- ka.lei.do.scop.i.cal.ly adv

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