helio

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See also: hélio, Hélio, and helio-

English[edit]

Noun[edit]

helio (plural helios)

  1. A heliotrope (surveying instrument).
    • 1874, Verplanck Colvin, Annual Report on the Progress of the Topographical Survey of the Adirondack Wilderness of New York, for the year 1873
      A helio or sun-reflecting signal was evidently the desideratum.
    • 1925, U.S. Coast and Geodetic Survey, Special Publication - Coast and Geodetic Survey (page 62)
      A light keeper's duties require him to be alone on a station for days or even weeks at a time, showing a helio to the observer in the afternoon for two or three hours and watching by the signal lamp at night.
    • 1968, Arthur Laidlaw Allan, ‎J. R. Hollwey, ‎J. H. B. Maynes, Practical Field Surveying and Computations (page 258)
      On a cloudy but bright day, it is possible to use a helio effectively over moderate distances of about 6 miles. Light keepers should be made aware of this, since they often think that brilliant sun is essential.
  2. (Can we verify(+) this sense?) Used as an abbreviation of many words beginning with helio

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Galician[edit]

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Noun[edit]

helio m (uncountable)

  1. helium

Latin[edit]

Noun[edit]

hēliō

  1. dative singular of hēlium
  2. ablative singular of helium

Spanish[edit]

Chemical element
He Previous: hidrógeno (H)
Next: litio (Li)

Etymology[edit]

From Ancient Greek ἥλιος (hḗlios, sun), because the element was first observed in the solar spectrum.

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Noun[edit]

helio m (uncountable)

  1. helium

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