What does LASER mean?

Definitions for LASERˈleɪ zər

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. laser, optical maser(noun)

    an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light

Freebase

  1. Laser

    A laser is a device that emits light through a process of optical amplification based on the stimulated emission of electromagnetic radiation. The term "laser" originated as an acronym for Light Amplification by Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Lasers differ from other sources of light because they emit light coherently. Its spatial coherence allows a laser to be focused to a tight spot, and this enables applications like laser cutting and laser lithography. Its spatial coherence also keeps a laser beam collimated over long distances, and this enables laser pointers to work. Laser also have high temporal coherence which allows them to have a very narrow spectrum, i.e., they only emit a single color of light. Their temporal coherence also allows them to emit pulses of light that only last a femtosecond. Lasers have many important applications. They are used in common consumer devices such as DVD players, laser printers, and barcode scanners. They are used in medicine for laser surgery and various skin treatments, and in industry for cutting and welding materials. They are used in military and law enforcement devices for marking targets and measuring range and speed. Laser lighting displays use laser light as an entertainment medium. Lasers also have many important applications in scientific research.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Laser

    lā′ser, n. a gum-resin from North Africa, esteemed by the ancients as a deobstruent and diuretic. [L. laser, juice of laserpitium.]

Editors Contribution

  1. laser

    A type of device created and designed in various colors, beam, materials, mechanisms, shapes, sizes and styles designed to emit light for various purposes.

    Lasers have many important applications. They are used in common consumer devices such as DVD players, laser printers, and barcode scanners.

British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'LASER' in Nouns Frequency: #2593

Anagrams for LASER »

  1. Earls

  2. Lares

  3. Rales

  4. Reals

Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of LASER in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of LASER in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Dr Homer:

    It's difficult to work out a way to injure someone with this laser because the energy is so low.

  2. Jessica Wu:

    In the office, I remove brown spots with laser, chemical peels, or freezing [them] with a liquid nitrogen spray.

  3. Clark Brewster:

    He said that he saw the laser sight on the shoulder, assumed it was the Taser, both the gun and the Taser have a laser sight, and he just made a mistake.

  4. Austin Powers International Man of Mystery:

    Dr. Evil You know, I have one simple request. And that is to have sharks with frickin' laser beams attached to their heads Now evidently my cycloptic colleague informs me that that cannot be done. Ah, what do I pay you people for, honestly Throw me a bone here

  5. Whitney Bowe:

    If laser treatments are too pricey, or the hair is not dark brown or black (and therefore not a goodcandidate for laser treatments), then go forshaving over waxing. Waxing has the highest risk of causing in-grown hairs that can be painful and even get infected with MRSA.

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