Reflecting goniometer
Reflecting Re*flect"ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster]

2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster]

{Reflecting circle}, an astronomical instrument for measuring angless, like the sextant or Hadley's quadrant, by the reflection of light from two plane mirrors which it carries, and differing from the sextant chiefly in having an entire circle.

{Reflecting galvanometer}, a galvanometer in which the deflections of the needle are read by means of a mirror attached to it, which reflects a ray of light or the image of a scale; -- called also {mirror galvanometer}.

{Reflecting goniometer}. See under {Goniometer}.

{Reflecting telescope}. See under {Telescope}. [1913 Webster]


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  • Reflecting goniometer — Goniometer Go ni*om e*ter, n. [Gr. ? angle + meter: cf. F. goniom[ e]tre.] An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes. [1913 Webster] {Contact goniometer}, or {Hand goniometer}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflecting — Re*flect ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster] {Reflecting circle}, an… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflecting circle — Reflecting Re*flect ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster] {Reflecting circle}, an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflecting galvanometer — Reflecting Re*flect ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster] {Reflecting circle}, an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Reflecting telescope — Reflecting Re*flect ing, a. 1. Throwing back light, heat, etc., as a mirror or other surface. [1913 Webster] 2. Given to reflection or serious consideration; reflective; contemplative; as, a reflecting mind. [1913 Webster] {Reflecting circle}, an …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goniometer — Go ni*om e*ter, n. [Gr. ? angle + meter: cf. F. goniom[ e]tre.] An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes. [1913 Webster] {Contact goniometer}, or {Hand goniometer}, a goniometer having… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Goniometer — For other uses, see Goniometer (disambiguation). Goniometer made by Develey le Jeune in Lausanne, late 18th–early 19th century …   Wikipedia

  • Contact goniometer — Goniometer Go ni*om e*ter, n. [Gr. ? angle + meter: cf. F. goniom[ e]tre.] An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes. [1913 Webster] {Contact goniometer}, or {Hand goniometer}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Hand goniometer — Goniometer Go ni*om e*ter, n. [Gr. ? angle + meter: cf. F. goniom[ e]tre.] An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes. [1913 Webster] {Contact goniometer}, or {Hand goniometer}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wollaston's goniometer — Goniometer Go ni*om e*ter, n. [Gr. ? angle + meter: cf. F. goniom[ e]tre.] An instrument for measuring angles, especially the angles of crystals, or the inclination of planes. [1913 Webster] {Contact goniometer}, or {Hand goniometer}, a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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