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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

Imperative
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Present
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Preterite
I collimated
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Present Continuous
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Present Perfect
I have collimated
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Past Continuous
I was collimating
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Past Perfect
I had collimated
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Future
I will collimate
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Future Perfect
I will have collimated
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Future Continuous
I will be collimating
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Present Perfect Continuous
I have been collimating
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Future Perfect Continuous
I will have been collimating
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Past Perfect Continuous
I had been collimating
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Conditional
I would collimate
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Past Conditional
I would have collimated
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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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