What does laser mean?

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ˈleɪ zərlaser

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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

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  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

    The Internet: The Internet is a global communication system for transmitting data across different types of media. It can be described as a global network that connects different networks, whether they are private, public, commercial, academic, or government networks, using wireless technologies or optical fibers. The computer uses the control protocol Transmission / Internet Protocol., which provides it with a host that enables it to access the Internet, and the Internet has raised the standards of regular networks to global standards.

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British National Corpus

  1. Nouns Frequency

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

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  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

Examples of laser in a Sentence

  1. 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.

  2. Martin Fischer:

    We use a black box, a laser, and a camera, the laser beam is expanded vertically to form a thin sheet of light, which we shine through slits on the left and right of the box.

  3. Daniel Ives:

    There was more pressure for Amazon to do that versus Microsoft, given their model, the Street is laser-focused on top-line growth for the coming year and for Nadella the focus should be on cloud growth and Windows 10.

  4. Philip Swibinski:

    That's what we're laser-focused on right now.

  5. Modern Round CFO Ron Miller:

    We are a one-of-kind virtual shooting entertainment concept. We combine high-tech gaming with uniquely designed laser technology-based replica firearms, along with top-of-the-line food, beverages and service. The concept is based on the ‘ savor, sip and shoot ’ experience of our guests, philosophically, people are looking for something to do — especially once they leave college.

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