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holophote

[hol-uh-foht, hoh-luh-] /ˈhɒl əˌfoʊt, ˈhoʊ lə-/
noun
1.
an apparatus by which practically all the light from a lighthouse lamp or the like is thrown in a desired direction.
Origin of holophote
1840-1850
1840-50; back formation from holophotal (holo- + -photal); see photic, -al1
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