HyperDic: collimator

English > 2 senses of the word collimator:
NOUNartifactcollimatora small telescope attached to a large telescope to use in setting the line of the larger one
artifactcollimatoroptical device consisting of a tube containing a convex achromatic lens at one end and a slit at the other with the slit at the focus of the lens
English > collimator: 2 senses > noun 1, artifact
MeaningA small telescope attached to a large telescope to use in setting the line of the larger one.
Broadertelescope, scopeA magnifier of images of distant objects
Spanishcolimador
Verbscollimateadjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
English > collimator: 2 senses > noun 2, artifact
Meaningoptical device consisting of a tube containing a convex achromatic lens at one end and a slit at the other with the slit at the focus of the lens; light rays leave the slit as a parallel beam.
Part ofspectroscope, prism spectroscopeAn optical instrument for spectrographic analysis
Broaderoptical deviceA device for producing or controlling light
Spanishcolimador
Catalancol·limador

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