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- an instrument consisting of a mirror moved by clockwork, for reflecting the sun's rays in a fixed direction.
Origin of heliostat
Related formshe·li·o·stat·ic, adjective
From the New Latin
dating back to 1740–50.
Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018
British Dictionary definitions for heliostatic
Derived Formsheliostatic, adjective
- an astronomical instrument used to reflect the light of the sun in a constant direction
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