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Definition 1: device that reflects radiation - [noun denoting artifact]

(reflector is a kind of ...) an instrumentality invented for a particular purpose

"the device is small enough to wear on your wrist" "a device intended to conserve water"

(... is a kind of reflector ) polished surface that forms images by reflecting light

(... is a kind of reflector ) a concave reflector used to produce a parallel beam when the source is placed at its focus or to focus an incoming parallel beam

(... is a kind of reflector ) a concave mirror that concentrates the rays of the sun; can produce high temperatures

Definition 2: optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece - [noun denoting artifact]

Samples where reflector or its synonyms are used according to this definition

  • Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668

Synonyms for reflector in the sense of this definition

(reflector is a kind of ...) an astronomical telescope designed to collect and record light from cosmic sources

(... is a kind of reflector ) a reflecting telescope that has a paraboloidal primary mirror and a hyperboloidal secondary mirror; light is brought to a focus through an aperture in the center of the primary mirror

(... is a kind of reflector ) a reflecting telescope so constructed that the light is led to a plate holder or spectrograph

(... is a kind of reflector ) a reflecting telescope with the mirror slightly tilted to throw the image to the side where it can be viewed

(... is a kind of reflector ) reflecting telescope in which the aberration of the concave mirror is reduced by a meniscus lens

(... is a kind of reflector ) reflecting telescope in which the image is viewed through an eyepiece perpendicular to main axis

(... is a kind of reflector ) reflecting telescope that has plate that corrects for aberration so a wide area of sky can be photographed

(reflector is a part of ...) a parabolic reflector for light radiation

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