heliostat


he·lio·stat

noun \ˈhē-lē-ə-ˌstat\

Definition of HELIOSTAT

:  an instrument consisting of a mirror mounted on an axis moved by clockwork by which a sunbeam is steadily reflected in one direction

Origin of HELIOSTAT

New Latin heliostata, from 1heli- + Greek -statēs -stat
First Known Use: 1747

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