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- focus into a narrow beam or column.
*Lead bricks were placed around the radioactive source so that the escaping gamma rays would be limited to a collimated beam rather than filling the lab.
- The Nuttall Encyclopedia
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.
- Webster's Unabridged Dictionary (1913)
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