Spherical Reflector

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Alternative term: Spherical Mirror

A type of mirror the reflecting surface of which is a portion of a sphere. Light rays emitted by a point source placed at the centre of the sphere are returned through the centre. Such mirrors are usually used as reinforcing mirrors.

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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

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