plural -s
: an instrument consisting of an adjustable plane mirror clock-driven on an axis parallel to the axis of the earth and a second fixed mirror that act together to send light from a celestial body in a fixed direction compare heliostat

Word History


International Scientific Vocabulary coelo- (from Medieval Latin caelum sky, heaven, from Latin caelum heaven) + -stat

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“Coelostat.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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