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"laser" in British English

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lasernoun [C]

uk   /ˈleɪ.zər/ us   /-zɚ/
B2 (a device that produces) a powerful, narrow beam of light that can be used as a tool to cut metal, to perform medical operations, or to create patterns of light for entertainment: laser beam laser surgery

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(Definition of laser from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"laser" in American English

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lasernoun [C]

us   /ˈleɪ·zər/
physics a device that produces a powerful, highly controlled, narrow beam of light: a laser beam Doctors destroyed the tumor with a laser.
(Definition of laser from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"laser" in Business English

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lasernoun [C]

uk   /ˈleɪzər/ us  
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.
(Definition of laser from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “laser”
in Korean 레이져…
in Arabic ليزَر…
in Malaysian laser…
in French laser…
in Russian лазер…
in Chinese (Traditional) 雷射(器)…
in Italian laser…
in Turkish lazer…
in Polish laser…
in Spanish láser…
in Vietnamese la-de…
in Portuguese laser…
in Thai แสงเลเซอร์…
in German der Laser, Laser-……
in Catalan làser…
in Japanese レーザー…
in Chinese (Simplified) 激光(器)…
in Indonesian laser…
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