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  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Collimate  \Col"li*mate\,  v.  t.  [imp.  &  p.  p.  {Collimated};  p.  p. 
  &  vb  n.  {Collimating}.]  [See  {Collimation}.]  (Physics  & 
  Astron.) 
  To  render  parallel  to  a  certain  line  or  direction;  to  bring 
  into  the  same  line  as  the  axes  of  telescopes,  etc.;  to 
  render  parallel,  as  rays  of  light. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  collimate 
  v  1:  make  or  place  parallel  to  something  "  They  paralleled  the 
  ditch  to  the  highway."  [syn:  {parallel}] 
  2:  adjust  the  line  of  sight  of  (an  optical  instrument) 




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