- a device for amplifying electromagnetic waves by stimulated emission of radiation.
Origin of maser
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Historical Examples of maser
Rhazes quoted Maser Djawah freely and evidently trusted his declarations implicitly.Old-Time Makers of Medicine
James J. Walsh
The mazer-bowls were made from maple-wood, so named from the German Maser, a spotted wood.Cups and their Customs
George Edwin Roberts
"Don't try and buff me, dinAlt," the maser barrel pushed harder against his back.The Ethical Engineer
Henry Maxwell Dempsey
- a device for amplifying microwaves, working on the same principle as a laser
Word Origin for maser
1955, acronym from "microwave amplification (by) stimulated emission (of) radiation."
- 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.