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[yag] /yæg/
a synthetic yttrium aluminum garnet, used for infrared lasers and as a gemstone.
Origin of YAG
1960-65; y(ttrium) a(luminum) g(arnet) Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2017.
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  • Den op in vindow he see big flag, And tenk at first he must have a YAG.

    The Norsk Nightingale William F. Kirk
  • She washed it, and put a YAG on it, and made it feel a great deal better.

    Bessie and Her Friends Joanna H. (Joanna Hooe) Mathews
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yttrium aluminum garnet
The American Heritage® Abbreviations Dictionary, Third Edition
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