Origin of reflector
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Examples from the Web for reflector
No, my lad, I'm not going to operate on you instanter, but I do want my reflector.The Leopard Woman
Stewart Edward White
This was made with his five-and-a-half-foot Gregorian reflector.Sir William Herschel: His Life and Works
Edward Singleton Holden
A refractor is also more convenient to handle than is a reflector.The Outline of Science, Vol. 1 (of 4)
J. Arthur Thomson
Not even the great Whernside reflector was able to pick it up.The World Peril of 1910
Jumping up on a table, he fixed it to the top of the reflector over the gas-jet.The Silent Bullet
Arthur B. Reeve
- a person or thing that reflects
- a surface or object that reflects light, sound, heat, etc
- a small translucent red disc, strip, etc, with a reflecting backing on the rear of a road vehicle, which reflects the light of the headlights of a following vehicle
- another name for reflecting telescope
- part of an aerial placed so as to increase the forward radiation of the radiator and decrease the backward radiation
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Word Origin and History for reflector
also reflecter, 1660s, agent noun in Latin form from reflect. As an attachment to a vehicle, etc., from 1909. As a type of telescope, 1767.
Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper
- A surface that reflects light, heat, or sound.
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