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"beacon" in British English

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(Definition of “beacon” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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beaconnoun [ C ]

us /ˈbi·kən/

a light that acts as a signal or warning:

fig. a beacon of hope

A beacon is also a device that sends a signal or information:

a radar/navigation beacon

(Definition of “beacon” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)