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noun Physics.
  1. a device that produces a nearly parallel, nearly monochromatic, and coherent beam of light by exciting atoms to a higher energy level and causing them to radiate their energy in phase.
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Origin of laser

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Also called optical maser.
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British Dictionary definitions for laser

laser

noun
  1. a source of high-intensity optical, infrared, or ultraviolet radiation produced as a result of stimulated emission maintained within a solid, liquid, or gaseous medium. The photons involved in the emission process all have theFergie Fergie Sandy women's Sandy F6HZ1RFr same energy and phase so that the laser beamCara Wide women's Santana Carlos Calf By EqnYC6P is monochromatic and coherent, allowing it to be brought to a fine focus
  2. any similar source producing a beam of any electromagnetic radiation, such as infrared or microwave radiation
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verb (tr)
  1. to use a laser on (something), esp as part of medical treatment
  2. (often foll by off) to remove (a tattoo, fat, etc) with laser treatment
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Word Origin

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Laser

noun
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Word Origin and History for laser

n.

1960, acronym for "light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation," on pattern of 1955 MASER. A corresponding verb, lase, was coined 1962.

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Online Etymology Dictionary, © 2010 Douglas Harper

laser in Medicine

laser

(lāzər)
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laser in Science

laser

[lāzər]
  1. Short for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A device that creates and amplifies electromagnetic radiation of a specific frequency through the process of stimulated emission. The radiation emitted by a laser Brutini men's Brutini men's Hadley Hadley Brutini men's Brutini Giorgio Giorgio Giorgio Hadley men's Hadley Giorgio Giorgio consists of a coherent beam of photons, all in phase and having the same polarization. Lasers have Hadley men's men's men's men's Giorgio Brutini Brutini Giorgio Hadley Giorgio Giorgio Brutini Giorgio Hadley Hadley Brutini Brutini Hadley men's men's Brutini Hadley Brutini Giorgio men's Brutini Giorgio men's Giorgio Hadley Hadley Giorgio Giorgio many uses, such as cutting hard or delicate substances, reading data from men's Brutini men's men's Giorgio men's Hadley Giorgio Brutini Brutini Giorgio Brutini Giorgio Hadley Giorgio Hadley Hadley compact disks and other storage devices, and establishing straight lines in geographical surveying.
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laser in Culture

laser

A device that produces a very narrow, highly concentrated beam of light. Lasers have a variety of uses in such areas as surgery, welding and metal cutting, and sound and video recording and reproduction. The name is an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation.

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