tri-vid n.

a device or system capable of transmitting or displaying a three-dimensional image

  • 1955 W. Sheldon Your Time Is Up in If June 44/1

    But this talk aboutโ€”about dial phones. About armies. Why, you sound like one of those historical tri-vids about the twentieth century!

  • 1964 W. R. Burkett Sleeping Planet in Analog Science Fiction/Science Fact Aug. 47/2

    Shimmering in the thick atmosphere like figures on a faulty tri-vid receiver, they drifted into the charred area.

  • 1992 Science Fiction Age Nov. 30/1

    Theyโ€ฆtook pictures of themselves standing next to it and left already bored and looking forward to the programs on tri-vid that night.

  • 2013 P. Mann Disestablishment of Paradise ii. 19 page image Phillip Mann bibliography

    Those section chiefs who were too far away were already linked by tri-vid, and could be seen in miniature, sitting atop their projection mats with backgrounds of desert or jungle or mountain peak behind them.

Research requirements

antedating 1955

Earliest cite

Walt Sheldon, 'Your Time is Up', in "If"

Research History
Katrina Campbell submitted a cite for the form "tri-vid" from a 1992 reprint of Anne McCaffrey and Jody Lynn Nye's "The Death of Sleep".
Douglas Winston submitted a 1990 cite from Jody Lynn Nye's "Volunteers".
Ralf Brown located and Mike Christie submitted a 1964 cite from William Burkett's "Sleeping Planet".
Fred Galvin submitted a 1955 cite from Walt Sheldon's "Your Time Is Up".
Ben Ostrowsky submitted a 2013 cite from Phillip Mann.

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