Collimated meaning

The definition of collimated means to bring something into line, or to make parallel, or to adjust the line of site of a telescope.

When rays of light are lined up accurately and parallel, this is an example of a situation where they are collimated.

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In a straight line. Collimated light beams are parallel rays of light.
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Simple past tense and past participle of collimate.
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Of light beams whose rays are parallel and thus has a plane wavefront.

2008. "Wolf-Rayet stars are also argued to give rise to gamma-ray bursts, a related but rare class of explosions characterized by highly-collimated relativistic jets." An extremely luminous X-ray outburst at the birth of a supernova.

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