maser

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See also: MASER, Maser, masér, and måser

English[edit]

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Pronunciation[edit]

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Etymology 1[edit]

From MASER, an acronym for "Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

Noun[edit]

maser (plural masers)

  1. (physics) a device for the coherent amplification or generation of electromagnetic radiation (especially of microwave frequency) by the use of excitation energy in resonant atomic or molecular systems
  2. (astronomy) Any celestial object that generates microwaves using the same method
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Etymology 2[edit]

See mazer.

Noun[edit]

maser (countable and uncountable, plural masers)

  1. Obsolete spelling of mazer

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Middle English[edit]

Etymology 1[edit]

From Anglo-Norman macer.

Noun[edit]

maser

  1. Alternative form of macer

Etymology 2[edit]

From Old English *maser, from Proto-Germanic *masuraz; reinforced by Anglo-Norman mazer.

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Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈmaːzər/, /ˈmaːzɛːr/

Noun[edit]

maser (plural masers)

  1. A maple bowl or cup, often with metal inlay; a mazer.
  2. The wood of the maple tree or similar wood.
  3. (rare, surgery) A artificial bone made of maple to repair skull injuries
  4. (rare) The maple tree (Acer campestre)
Descendants[edit]
  • English: mazer (obsolete outside of historic contexts)
  • Scots: maser
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Norwegian Bokmål[edit]

Verb[edit]

maser

  1. present tense of mase

Serbo-Croatian[edit]

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /mǎseːr/
  • Hyphenation: ma‧ser

Noun[edit]

màsēr m (Cyrillic spelling ма̀се̄р)

  1. masseur

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