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col·li·mate

 (kŏl′ə-māt′)
tr.v. col·li·mat·ed, col·li·mat·ing, col·li·mates
1. To make parallel; line up.
2. To adjust the line of sight of (an optical device).

[New Latin collīmāre, collīmāt-, alteration of Latin collīneāre, to aim : com-, intensive pref.; see com- + līneāre, to make straight (from līnea, line; see line1).]

col′li·ma′tion n.

collimate

(ˈkɒlɪˌmeɪt)
vb (tr)
1. (General Physics) to adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
2. (General Physics) to use a collimator on (a beam of radiation or particles)
3. to make parallel or bring into line
[C17: from New Latin collimāre, erroneously for Latin collīneāre to aim, from com- (intensive) + līneāre, from līnea line]
ˌcolliˈmation n

col•li•mate

(ˈkɒl əˌmeɪt)

v.t. -mat•ed, -mat•ing.
1. to bring into line; make parallel.
2. to adjust the line of sight of (a telescope or other optical instrument).
[1615–25; < Latin collimātus, misreading of collineātus, past participle of collineāre to make straight]
col`li•ma′tion, n.

collimate


Past participle: collimated
Gerund: collimating

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Past Continuous
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Future
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Future Perfect
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Future Continuous
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Present Perfect Continuous
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Future Perfect Continuous
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Past Perfect Continuous
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Conditional
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Past Conditional
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Verb1.collimate - make or place parallel to something; "They paralleled the ditch to the highway"
alter, change, modify - cause to change; make different; cause a transformation; "The advent of the automobile may have altered the growth pattern of the city"; "The discussion has changed my thinking about the issue"
2.collimate - adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
optics - the branch of physics that studies the physical properties of light
align, aline, adjust, line up - place in a line or arrange so as to be parallel or straight; "align the car with the curb"; "align the sheets of paper on the table"
Translations

collimate

vtkollimieren
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However, unfortunately in the present time we must collimate our incident beam very severely to minimize the leakage radiations in order to maintain very low background radiation level in our neutron guide hall to aviod possible influence to neighboring experiments.
This fixture contains two lenses; one to collimate, the other to collect and focus light that is transmitted a short distance (free field) through the ECPR chopper wheel.