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
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
lā′ser, n. a gum-resin from North Africa, esteemed by the ancients as a deobstruent and diuretic. [L. laser, juice of laserpitium.]
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
Rank popularity for the word 'Laser' in Nouns Frequency: #2593
The numerical value of Laser in Chaldean Numerology is: 5
The numerical value of Laser in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1
Examples of Laser in a Sentence
Bondholders have a laser-focus on covenants.
Shining a laser at an aircraft is a federal crime.
It's difficult to work out a way to injure someone with this laser because the energy is so low.
In the office, I remove brown spots with laser, chemical peels, or freezing [them] with a liquid nitrogen spray.
I don’t miss late-night television, and I’m a little embarrassed that, for 33 years, it was the laser focus of my life.
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