laser

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See also: Laser, láser, and làser

English[edit]

Red, green, and blue lasers

Etymology 1[edit]

From LASER, Acronym of Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation. Originally called an optical maser.

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laser (plural lasers)

  1. A device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light.
  2. A laser printer.
    • 2004, PC Mag (volume 23, number 9, 18 May 2004, page 117)
      The bad news is that nearly every color laser is too big to share a desk with comfortably.
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laser (third-person singular simple present lasers, present participle lasering, simple past and past participle lasered)

  1. To cut with a laser
  2. (sports) To throw with laser-like precision
    • 2009 February 2, Dave Perkins, “Steelers tiptoe past Cards”, Toronto Star:
      None was any more sensational than No.6, a fantastic 27-23 last-gasp win over the Arizona Cardinals, cemented by a brilliant toe-sticking TD catch by Santonio Holmes in the back of the end zone with 35 seconds remaining on a pass lasered by quarterback Ben Roethlisberger.

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From Latin

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laser (plural lasers)

  1. A gum resin obtained from certain umbelliferous plants.
  2. Such a plant.
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Basque[edit]

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laser

  1. laser

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Czech[edit]

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laser m

  1. laser (source of light)

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Danish[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From English laser.

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  • IPA(key): /lɛjsər/, [ˈlɛjsɐ] or IPA(key): /laːsər/, [ˈlæːsɐ]

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laser c (singular definite laseren, plural indefinite lasere)

  1. laser [from 1964]
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Etymology 2[edit]

See las (rag, shred).

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  • IPA(key): /laːsər/, [ˈlæːsɐ]

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laser c

  1. plural indefinite of las

Finnish[edit]

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From English laser.

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laser

  1. laser

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lāser n

  1. the juice of the plant laserpitium, assafœtida
    Laser e silphio profluens.
    The flowing juice from the silphium.
    Cuius sucus laser vocatur.
    Who's juice is called the juice of the laserpitium.
  2. (botany) the plant laserpitium itself
    Lasaris radix.
    The root of the laserpitium.

Polish[edit]

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Abbreviation of “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”.

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laser m

  1. laser

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Portuguese[edit]

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laser m (plural lasers)

  1. laser (device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light)

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

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  • IPA(key): /lâser/
  • Hyphenation: la‧ser

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lȁser m (Cyrillic spelling ла̏сер)

  1. laser

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