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col•li•ma•tor



Pronunciation: (kol'u-mā"tur), [key]
n.
1. Optics.
a. a fixed telescope for use in collimating other instruments.
b. an optical system that transmits parallel rays of light, as the receiving lens or telescope of a spectroscope.
2. Physics.a device for producing a beam of particles in which the paths of all the particles are parallel.

Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.

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