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Meaning of “laser” in the English Dictionary

"laser" in British English

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lasernoun [C]

uk   /ˈleɪ.zər/  us   /-zɚ/
B2 (a ​device that ​produces) a ​powerful, ​narrowbeam of ​light that can be used as a ​tool to ​cutmetal, to ​performmedicaloperations, or to ​createpatterns 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, ​highlycontrolled, ​narrowbeam 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   us   /ˈleɪzər/
a ​device that ​produces a powerful ​narrow beam of ​light that can be used as a ​tool, for ​example to ​cut metal, to ​performmedicaloperations, 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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