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.

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

A lighted or unlighted fixed aid to navigation attached directly to the earth
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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

(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

[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

• (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

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

[apple] Beacon is a cultivar of apple created by University of Minnesota in 1936. It is a cross between Wealthy and Malinda apples. This apple is medium in size with full, deep red stripes. Its flesh is pulpy and fairly soft, with a mildy sweet flavor. This apple is good for cooking and eating (when fresh). ...
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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

Bea'con (b&mac;'k'n) noun [ Middle English bekene , Anglo-Saxon beácen , 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

1. fixed artificial navigation mark. It may carry a signal light 2. signal light used to indicate a designated geographical location NOTE - In French, the term 'balise' refers also to an artificial object that is used to regulate vehicular or pedestrian traffic.
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Beacon

A beacon is ignited, combustible materials placed in an iron cage, elevated upon a pole or other natural elevation, so as to be seen from a distance. Beacons were formerly used to guide travellers across unfrequented parts of the country, and to alarm the inhabitants on the occasion of an invasion or a rebellion. It was from the earlier beacons tha...
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Beacon

A lighted or unlighted fixed aid to navigation attached directly to the earth’s surface. (Lights and daybeacons both constitute beacons.)
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Beacon

A lighted or unlighted fixed aid to navigation attached directly to the earth’s surface. (Lights and daybeacons both constitute beacons.)
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Beacon

A marked post located on a shoal or bank to warn vessels of danger or to mark a channel. A signal mark on land; a light or radio signal.
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beacon

A verbal cue given to a dog while the dog is engaged in the performance of a tunnel (and cant actually see the handler). It is intended usually to alert the dog to the handlers position on course, possibly after a change of sides.
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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

Beacon is a variety of apple.
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Beacon

Beacon is British slang for a red nose.
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Beacon

Beacon, city (1990 pop. 13,243), Dutchess co., SE N.Y., on the E bank of the Hudson River; settled 1663, inc. in 1913 when Fishkill Landing and Matteawan villages were united. Beacon's textile, printing, and other industries have declined, but the opening of Dia:Beacon, the world's largest museum of...
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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

Frame from a Token Ring or FDDI device indicating a serious problem with the ring, such as a broken cable. A beacon frame contains the address of the station assumed to be down.
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