verb (used with object), col·li·mat·ed, col·li·mat·ing.
to bring into line; make parallel.
to adjust accurately the line of sight of (a telescope).
imitate, complement, correspond, correlate, conform, compare, assimilate, equal, agree, liken, equate, paragon, collocate, copy, match, parallelize, accumulate, gather, parallel, collect
- collier, jeremy,
Origin of collimate
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to adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
to use a collimator on (a beam of radiation or particles)
to make parallel or bring into line
Word Origin for collimate
C17: from New Latin collimāre, erroneously for Latin collīneāre to aim, from com- (intensive) + līneāre, from līnea line
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