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The word beacon can refer to several things:
- Beacon, traditionally a fire lit on a hill to attract attention.
- Electric beacon, a type of beacon used with direction finding equipment to find one's relative location.
- Aerodrome beacon, a lighting device which indicates the location of a civilian airport.
- Distress radiobeacon, a tracking transmitter that aids in the detection and location of boats, aircraft, and/or persons in distress.
- Beacon mode service, a simple signal that some space probes use to indicate their status.
- Web beacon, used to track a user's visit of web pages.
- Belisha beacon, a flashing light atop a black-and-white pole placed at pedestrian crossings.
- Beacon (Facebook), a part of Facebook's Ads system that collects and publishes activities of its users from external websites.
- Beacon frame, one of the management frames in IEEE 802.11 based WLANs.
- Beacon (supercomputer), an Appro International, Inc. Xtreme-X Supercomputer named Beacon, deployed by NICS of the University of Tennessee, which tops the current Green500 list.
- Beacon Corner, Alberta
- Beacon Heights, Edmonton
- Beacon Hill, Saskatchewan
- Beaconia, Manitoba
- Beaconsfield, Quebec
- United Kingdom
- Barr Beacon, West Midlands
- Beacon, Devon
- Beacon End, Essex
- The Beacon Way
- Beaconsfield, Buckinghamshire
- The Brecon Beacons National Park, Wales
- Dunkery Beacon, Somerset
- Ivinghoe Beacon, Buckinghamshire
- Worcestershire Beacon
- United States
- Beacon Valley, the location of the oldest ice in the world, at about 4 million years
- Beacon Communications (publisher), a publisher of weekly newspapers in Rhode Island
- Beacon Communications Corporation, a defunct newspaper publisher in Massachusetts
- Beacon Pictures, formerly Beacon Communications, an American film production company
- Beacon, a discount gas station brand owned by Valero Energy Corporation
- The Beacon (disambiguation)
- MV Beacon, a British coaster
- Beacon (comics)
- Beacon (Metro-North station)
- Beacons, an album by Ohbijou
- Beacon, a studio album by Northern Irish indie rock band Two Door Cinema Club
- a 6-rowed malting barley variety
- Beacon sandstone, a rock formation found in Antarctica.
- Beacon Supergroup, a rock formation found in Antarctica.
- Beacon Fell (disambiguation)
- Beacon Hill (disambiguation)
- Beacon Island (disambiguation)
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