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English

Etymology 1

Abbreviation of “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”. Originally called an optical maser.

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Noun

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Singular
laser

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  1. A device that produces a monochromatic, coherent beam of light.
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Etymology 2

From [[w:Template:lang:la language|Template:lang:la]][[Category:Template:lang:la derivations]]

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Noun

Singular
laser

Plural
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laser ({{{1}}})
  1. A gum resin obtained from certain umbelliferous plants.
  2. Such a plant.
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  • American Heritage Dictionary (via answers.com), Collins Word Exchange, Merriam-Webster Online, and MSN Encarta Dictionary all list only the device entry and omit an entry for the plant.

Czech

Noun

laser m.

  1. laser (source of light)

Latin

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Noun

lāser n. (genitive lāseris)

  1. the juice of the plant laserpitium, assafœtida
    Laser e silphio profluens.
    The flowing juice from the silphium.
    Cuius sucus laser vocatur.
    Who's juice is called the juice of the laserpitium.
  2. (Template loop detected: Template:context 1) the plant laserpitium itself
    Lasaris radix.
    The root of the laserpitium.

Polish

Etymology

Abbreviation of “Light Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation”.

Pronunciation

  • IPA: /ˈlas̪ɛr/

Noun

laser m. [[Category:Template:lang:pl nouns|laser]]

  1. laser

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Singular Plural
Nominative laser lasery
Genitive lasera laserów
Dative laserowi laserom
Accusative laser lasery
Instrumental laserem laserami
Locative laserze laserach
Vocative laserze lasery

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