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he·li·o·graph

 (hē′lē-ə-grăf′)
n.
1. A device for transmitting messages by reflecting sunlight.
2. A device capable of imaging the surface and outer regions of the sun.
v. he·li·o·graphed, he·li·o·graph·ing, he·li·o·graphs
v.tr.
To send (a message) by heliograph.
v.intr.
To send a heliograph.

he′li·og′ra·pher (-ŏg′rə-fər) n.
he′li·o·graph′ic adj.
he′li·og′ra·phy (-ŏg′rə-fē) n.

heliography

- Using a mirror to send a signal.
See also related terms for mirror.

heliography

1. the measurement of the duration and intensity of sunlight.
2. the system or process of signaling by reflecting the sun’s rays in a mirror.
3. an early photographic process involving coated metal plates exposed to sunlight. — heliographer, n. — heliographic, heliographical, adj.
See also: Sun