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Meaning of REFLECTOR

Pronunciation:  ri'flektur

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece; "Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"
  2. [n]  device that reflects radiation

REFLECTOR is a 9 letter word that starts with R.


 Synonyms: reflecting telescope
 See Also: Cassegrainian telescope, coude system, coude telescope, device, Gregorian telescope, Herschelian telescope, Maksutov telescope, mirror, Newtonian reflector, Newtonian telescope, off-axis reflector, optical telescope, parabolic mirror, parabolic reflector, paraboloid reflector, Schmidt camera, Schmidt telescope



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Re*flect"or\ (-[~e]r), n. [Cf. F. r['e]flecteur.]
1. One who, or that which, reflects. --Boyle.

2. (Physics)
   (a) Something having a polished surface for reflecting
       light or heat, as a mirror, a speculum, etc.
   (b) A reflecting telescope.
   (c) A device for reflecting sound.