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laser

noun [C]
 
 
/ˈleɪzər/
a device that produces a powerful narrow beam of light that can be used as a tool, for example to cut metal, to perform medical operations, etc. The beam of light is also known as a laser: It shines a laser beam on to the surface of the disc to read the pattern of the bumps. Our team are engaged in the research of laser technology. They now use a laser gun for reading barcodes.
Translations of “laser”
in Arabic ليزَر…
in Korean 레이져…
in Malaysian laser…
in French laser…
in Turkish lazer…
in Italian laser…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雷射(器)…
in Russian лазер…
in Polish laser…
in Vietnamese la-de…
in Spanish láser…
in Portuguese laser…
in Thai แสงเลเซอร์…
in German der Laser, Laser-……
in Catalan làser…
in Japanese レーザー…
in Indonesian laser…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激光(器)…
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