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reflector

Pronunciation: /rɪˈflektər; rɪˈflektə(r)/

Translation of reflector in Spanish:

noun/nombre

  • 1.1 [Physics/Física] reflector (masculine)
    Example sentences
    • Rocks are generally very efficient reflectors of sound waves and thus contribute significantly to reverberation; slabs of polished marble in particular have mirror-like properties in this respect.
    • Generally, the areas in the western Rockall Trough are characterized by seismic reflectors displaying truncation and convergence with zones of exposed and highly reflective seafloor.
    • Since they are kept at different angles, the pots serve as sound reflectors.
    Example sentences
    • Monty mounted the reflector telescope with an equatorial mount on a concrete pedestal, to give it a solid foundation.
    • The reflector telescope that Newton designed opened the door to magnifying objects millions of times - far beyond what could ever be obtained with a lens.
    • By 1789, Herschel had built a 12-metre reflector, the largest telescope of its day.
    1.2 (of light, heat) reflector (masculine); [Cars/Automovilismo] catafaros (masculine); (before noun/delante del nombre) [strip/stud] reflectante
    Example sentences
    • Screw the reflector onto the light socket.
    • He did not have a light or reflectors on his bicycle.
    • ‘It had fangs like tusks,’ he said, ‘eyes as red as bicycle reflectors, reflecting light from the moon, the house… everywhere!’

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