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Meaning of COLLIMATE

Pronunciation:  'kâlu`meyt

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [v]  adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
  2. [v]  make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway."
 

COLLIMATE is a 9 letter word that starts with C.

 

 Synonyms: parallel
 
 See Also: adjust, align, aline, alter, change, line up

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Col"li*mate\, v. t. [imp. & p. p. {Collimated}; p. p.
& vb. n. {Collimating}.] [See {Collimation}.] (Physics &
Astron.)
To render parallel to a certain line or direction; to bring
into the same line, as the axes of telescopes, etc.; to
render parallel, as rays of light.



{Collimating eyepiece}, an eyepiece with a diagonal reflector
   for illumination, used to determine the error of
   collimation in a transit instrument by observing the image
   of a cross wire reflected from mercury, and comparing its
   position in the field with that of the same wire seen
   directly.

{Collimating lens} (Optics), a lens used for producing
   parallel rays of light.

 

 

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