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maser

[ mey-zer ]
/ ˈmeɪ zər /
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noun

a device for amplifying electromagnetic waves by stimulated emission of radiation.

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Origin of maser

1950–55; m(icrowave)a(mplification by)s(timulated)e(mission of) r(adiation)
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British Dictionary definitions for maser

maser
/ (ˈmeɪzə) /

noun

a device for amplifying microwaves, working on the same principle as a laser
C20: m (icrowave) a (mplification by) s (timulated) e (mission of) r (adiation)
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Scientific definitions for maser

maser
[ māzər ]

Short for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation. A device that generates coherent microwaves using the same principles as a laser. Masers are used in a variety of applications, including in atomic clocks. Natural masers are found in outer space when water or other substances are excited by radiation from a star or by the energy of a collision.
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