Laser - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈleɪzər|  American pronunciation of the word laser
Brit.  |ˈleɪzə|  British pronunciation of the word laser

noun

- an acronym for light amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an optical device that produces an intense monochromatic beam of coherent light

Examples

doctors using a laser to perform delicate eye surgery

The laser can disintegrate most kinds of rock.

The cancer cells are burnt out using a laser beam.

The festival will end with a spectacular laser show.

A laser is used to etch a pattern in the smooth surface of the disc.

The laser printer is incompatible with the new computer.

What time does the laser show kick off?

Laser surgery has become much more refined over the last decade.

There's some very good music there, CD systems and stuff, and laser discs.

I don't really want to get into discussing the technicalities of laser printing.

The laser weapons are designed to zap enemy missiles.

Laser disc technology is about to make the filing cabinet obsolete.

He monopolizes the laser printer

That tower rays a laser beam for miles across the sky

For tax purposes you can write off the laser printer

Word forms

noun
singular: laser
plural: lasers
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