Holophotal Hol`o*pho"tal, a. [Holo + Gr. ?, ?, light.] (Opt.) Causing no loss of light; -- applied to reflectors which throw back the rays of light without perceptible loss. [1913 Webster]

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  • holophotal — hol·o·pho·tal …   English syllables

  • holophotal — |hälə|fōd.əl, |hōl adjective Etymology: hol + phot + al : of or relating to a holophote; especially : reflecting the whole of the light from a light source in a given direction * * * holophōtˈal adjective (Gr phōs, phōtos light) • • • Main Entry …   Useful english dictionary

  • holophote — /hol euh foht , hoh leuh /, n. an apparatus by which practically all the light from a lighthouse lamp or the like is thrown in a desired direction. [1840 50; back formation from holophotal (HOLO + photal); see PHOTIC, AL1] * * * …   Universalium

  • holophote — /ˈhɒləfoʊt/ (say holuhfoht) noun an apparatus by which practically all the light from a lighthouse lamp, etc., is thrown in the desired direction. {holo + Greek phos light} –holophotal /hɒləˈfoʊtl/ (say holuh fohtl), adjective …   Australian English dictionary

  • holophote —   n. apparatus for directing most or all of available light in one direction.    ♦ holophotal, a …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • holophote — ˈ ̷ ̷ ̷ ̷ˌfōt noun ( s) Etymology: back formation from holophotal : 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) …   Useful english dictionary

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