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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.
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Noun1.collimation - the accurate adjustment of the line of sight of a telescope
readjustment, adjustment, registration - the act of adjusting something to match a standard
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It can be seen that the scattered light increased as temperature rose, while the collimated light decreased.
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(2) Collimated light means that the wavelengths of the light beams are parallel, resulting in little beam divergence over long distances.
Collimated light is the common factor both in this type of lighting and in a telecentric lens.
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The collimated light passes through the test object [O.sub.o] (polymeric foil) and enters the objective [O.sub.2], that focuses the light to form an image of the light source.