holophote

noun
hol·​o·​phote
plural -s

Definition of holophote

: an optical apparatus for collecting and throwing in a desired direction by means of lenses or reflectors a large amount of the light from a source (as a lighthouse lamp)

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back-formation from holophotal

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“Holophote.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/holophote. Accessed 20 Oct. 2021.

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