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Meanings of Helicopter:

noun

A type of aircraft which derives both lift and propulsion from one or more sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors. it is capable of moving vertically and horizontally, the direction of motion being controlled by the pitch of the rotor blades.

Usage examples:

One of the helicopter's rotor blades had smashed into the crag, showering the rescuers with fragmen…
verb

Transport by helicopter.

Usage examples:

He was helicoptered out with a bleeding ulcer

Meanings of Helicopter parenting:

noun

A way of taking care of a child that involves a parent being very closely involved with their child's life, especially their education, and trying to control it too much

Usage examples:

I suppose it's about finding a happy medium, somewhere between helicopter parenting and being irres…

Helicopters

ˈhel.ɪˌkɒp.tər

Meanings of Helicopters:

noun

A type of aircraft which derives both lift and propulsion from one or more sets of horizontally revolving overhead rotors. it is capable of moving vertically and horizontally, the direction of motion being controlled by the pitch of the rotor blades.

Usage examples:

One of the helicopter's rotor blades had smashed into the crag, showering the rescuers with fragmen…
verb

Transport by helicopter.

Usage examples:

He was helicoptered out with a bleeding ulcer

Helictite

hɛˈlɪktʌɪt

Meanings of Helictite:

noun

A distorted form of stalactite, typically resembling a twig.

Usage examples:

This has all the usual features one might expect in a cave - hundreds of stalagmites, stalactites a…

Meanings of Helio:

Relating to the sun.

Usage examples:

Heliogravure

Heliocentric

ˌhiːlɪə(ʊ)ˈsɛntrɪk

Meanings of Heliocentric:

adjective

Having or representing the sun as the centre, as in the accepted astronomical model of the solar system.

Usage examples:

The model universally accepted was kepler's heliocentric solar system with elliptical orbits.

Meanings of Heliogram:

noun

A message sent by reflecting sunlight in flashes from a movable mirror.

Usage examples:

The prehistoric indian could send his heliograms considerable distances

Meanings of Heliograph:

noun

A signalling device by which sunlight is reflected in flashes from a movable mirror.

Usage examples:

A heliograph was a communications system consisting of two mirrors on a tripod used to flash signal…
verb

Send (a message) by heliograph.

Usage examples:

The glasses seemed to be heliographing a warning

Heliographs

ˈhiːlɪə(ʊ)ɡrɑːf

Meanings of Heliographs:

noun

A signalling device by which sunlight is reflected in flashes from a movable mirror.

Usage examples:

A heliograph was a communications system consisting of two mirrors on a tripod used to flash signal…
verb

Send (a message) by heliograph.

Usage examples:

The glasses seemed to be heliographing a warning

Heliogravure

ˌhiːlɪəʊɡraˈvjʊə

Meanings of Heliogravure:

noun

Another term for photogravure.

Heliometer

ˌhiːlɪˈɒmɪtə

Meanings of Heliometer:

noun

A refracting telescope with a split objective lens, used for finding the angular distance between two stars.

Usage examples:

After the expedition the heliometer was donated to the observatory who built a tower for it.

Meanings of Helios:

proper noun

The sun personified as a god, father of phaethon. he is generally represented as a charioteer driving daily from east to west across the sky.

Heliostat

ˈhiːlɪə(ʊ)stat

Meanings of Heliostat:

noun

An apparatus containing a movable mirror, used to reflect sunlight in a fixed direction.

Usage examples:

One is the ‘power tower,’ in which thousands of heliostats, or movable mirrors, beam sunlight up to…

Heliotherapy

ˌhiː.li.əʊˈθer.ə.pi

Meanings of Heliotherapy:

noun

The therapeutic use of sunlight.

Usage examples:

The ancient greeks employed whole-body sun exposure or heliotherapy in the treatment of disease, an…

Meanings of Heliotrope:

noun

A plant of the borage family, cultivated for its fragrant purple or blue flowers which are used in perfume.

Usage examples:

She inhaled the scents of dust, orange oil, and the perfume the heliotropes sent throughout the room.
adjective

Green chalcedony with red spots that resemble blood

Heliotropes

ˈhiːlɪətrəʊp

Meanings of Heliotropes:

noun

A plant of the borage family, cultivated for its fragrant purple or blue flowers which are used in perfume.

Usage examples:

She inhaled the scents of dust, orange oil, and the perfume the heliotropes sent throughout the room.

Meanings of Heliotropism:

noun

The directional growth of a plant in response to sunlight.

Usage examples:

The adaptive significance of solar tracking in snow buttercups is mediated through the impact of fl…

Meanings of Heliotype:

noun

A picture obtained from a sensitized gelatin film exposed to light.

Usage examples:

Books illustrated with heliotypes occur in larger editions.

Meanings of Heliotyped:

noun

A picture obtained from a sensitized gelatin film exposed to light.

Usage examples:

Books illustrated with heliotypes occur in larger editions.

Heliozoa

ˌhiːlɪə(ʊ)ˈzəʊə

Meanings of Heliozoa:

plural noun

A phylum of single-celled aquatic animals that are related to the radiolarians. they have a spherical shell with fine radiating needle-like projections.

Usage examples:

Heliozoa have axopodia, long stiff projections of cytoplasm.

Heliozoan

ˌhiːlɪəˈzəʊən

Meanings of Heliozoan:

noun

A single-celled aquatic animal of the phylum heliozoa.

Usage examples:

This delicate heliozoan demonstrates the amazing ability of axiopods to repair themselves.
adjective

Relating to or denoting heliozoans.

Usage examples:

The genetic foundation for sequestering ribosomes near the nucleus could have developed in amoeboid…

Meanings of Helipad:

noun

A landing and take-off area for helicopters.

Usage examples:

There will be a helicopter landing area or a helipad to allow continued helicopter operations durin…

Helipads

ˈhel.i.pæd

Meanings of Helipads:

noun

A landing and take-off area for helicopters.

Usage examples:

There will be a helicopter landing area or a helipad to allow continued helicopter operations durin…

Heliport

ˈhel.i.pɔːt

Meanings of Heliport:

noun

An airport or landing place for helicopters.

Usage examples:

The computers and disks also reportedly contain photos of heliports, and helicopter cockpits, contr…

Heliports

ˈhel.i.pɔːt

Meanings of Heliports:

noun

An airport or landing place for helicopters.

Usage examples:

The computers and disks also reportedly contain photos of heliports, and helicopter cockpits, contr…

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