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low beam

n.
The setting of a vehicle's headlight that provides short-range illumination.

low′ beam′


n.
an automobile headlight beam providing short-range illumination, used chiefly in urban areas.
[1945–50]
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Noun1.low beam - the beam of a car's headlights that provides illumination for a short distance
light beam, ray, ray of light, beam of light, shaft of light, irradiation, beam, shaft - a column of light (as from a beacon)
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Keep the lights on low beam and also, switch on the fog lights.
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Given a small spot, image resolution and sensitivity to surface detail are further enhanced at low beam voltages by the reduction of beam penetration and scattering.
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