Beacon

Most SETI research is concerned with the detection of an attention-getting 'beacon' or acquisition signal, not a wideband data channel.
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Beacon

Downlink from a spacecraft that immediately indicates the state of the spacecraft as being one of several possible states by virtue of the presence and/or frequency of the subcarrier. See Chapter 10.
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beacon

[n] - a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance 2. [n] - a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships 3. [v] - shine like a beacon 4. [v] - guide with a beacon
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Beacon

The Ministerial award of Beacon status is awarded to high performing colleges, which have achieved an excellent FEFC inspection report (defined as five grade 1s). Special consideration was given to colleges doing a superb job in areas of social deprivation.
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Beacon

Beacons were used to signal long distances before the invention of the telegraph and telephone. They were often placed on hills with good views. In daytime the smoke of a fire would be used to make signal, and at night the light of the fire might be seen. However, it would only be possible to sound the general alarm. They were often organised into
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Beacon

An apparatus, usually on an airway, which emits light signals to indicate a particular geographical position to aircrews.
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Beacon

Bea'con (b&mac;'k'n) noun [ Middle English bekene , Anglo-Saxon be├ícen , bēcen ; akin to Old Saxon bōkan , Fries. baken , beken , sign, signal, Dutch baak , Old High German bouhhan , German bake ; of unknown origin. Confe
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Beacon

Bea'con transitive verb [ imperfect & past participle Beaconed (-k'nd); present participle & verbal noun Beaconing .] 1. To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine. « That beacons the darkness of heaven.
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beacon

beacon fire noun a fire (usually on a hill or tower) that can be seen from a distance
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beacon

verb guide with a beacon
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beacon

verb shine like a beacon
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beacon

beacon light noun a tower with a light that gives warning of shoals to passing ships
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BEACON

See: Boston Exchange Automated Communication Order-Routing Network
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Beacon

• (n.) A high hill near the shore. • (n.) That which gives notice of danger. • (v. t.) To give light to, as a beacon; to light up; to illumine. • (v. t.) To furnish with a beacon or beacons. • (n.) A signal fire to notify of the approach of an enemy, or to give any notice, commonly of warning. • (n.) A signal or conspi
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beacon

(from the article `lighthouse`) The forerunners of lighthouses proper were beacon fires kindled on hilltops, the earliest references to which are contained in the Iliad and the ...
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Beacon

city, Dutchess county, southeastern New York, U.S. It lies at the foot of Mount Beacon, on the east bank of the Hudson River (there bridged to ...
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Beacon

Message on Linac serial data link flashed by a secondary microprocessor when the link repeater upstream of it fails.
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Beacon

Beacon is British slang for a red nose.
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Beacon

[comics] Beacon is the name of two fictional characters published by Big Bang Comics. The Beacon of Earth-A (Julie Gardener) is a Silver Age character. The Beacon of Earth-B (Scott Martin) is a Golden Age character. Both characters first appear in Big Bang Comics #3 (October 1994), and were created by Chris Ecker, Gary S. Carlson and Steve
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Beacon

Beacon is British slang for a red nose.
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Beacon

In wireless networking, a beacon is a packet sent by a connected device to inform other devices of its presence and readiness.
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Beacon

[disambiguation] The word beacon can refer to several things: ==Place names== ==Companies== ==Other uses== ...
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Beacon

[Metro-North station] It is a wheelchair accessible station, featuring wheelchair ramps, an elevator to the train platform, and a high-level island platform which is level with the doors on the train (for many years, most Upper Hudson Line stations had platforms that were lower than the train doors). It also boasts a small newsstand on the
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Beacon

A beacon is an intentionally conspicuous device designed to attract attention to a specific location. Beacons can also be combined with semaphoric or other indicators to provide important information, such as the status of an airport, by the colour and rotational pattern of its airport beacon, or of pending weather as indicated on a weather beacon
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Beacon

Message on Linac serial data link flashed by a secondary microprocessor when the link repeater upstream of it fails.
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