Origin of heliostat

From the New Latin word heliostata, dating back to 1740–50. See helio-, -stat
Related formshe·li·o·stat·ic, adjective
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  1. an astronomical instrument used to reflect the light of the sun in a constant direction
Derived Formsheliostatic, adjective
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