1. [ noun ] (physics) device that reflects radiation
Related terms: device mirror parabolic_reflector solar_collector reflect
2. [ noun ] (astronomy,optics) optical telescope consisting of a large concave mirror that produces an image that is magnified by the eyepiece
Synonyms: reflecting_telescope

"Isaac Newton invented the reflecting telescope in 1668"

Related terms: optical_telescope coude_telescope Maksutov_telescope Newtonian_telescope Cassegrainian_telescope Herschelian_telescope Schmidt_telescope parabolic_mirror
Similar spelling:   reflect