Meaning of LASER in English


noun Usage: often attributive Etymology: light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation Date: 1957 a device that utilizes the natural oscillations of atoms or molecules between energy levels for generating a beam of coherent electromagnetic radiation usually in the ultraviolet, visible, or infrared regions of the spectrum, something resembling a ~ beam in accuracy, speed, or intensity

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