from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of several devices that amplify or generate electromagnetic waves, especially microwaves.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. a device for the coherent amplification or generation of electromagnetic radiation (especially of microwave frequency) by the use of excitation energy in resonant atomic or molecular systems
  • n. Any celestial object that generates microwaves using the same method
  • n. Obsolete spelling of mazer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. Same as mazer.
  • n. An electronic device producing coherent monochromatic microwave radiation; it produces less noise than other forms of microwave oscillator.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An obsolete form of mazer.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an acronym for microwave amplification by stimulated emission of radiation; an amplifier that works on the same principle as a laser and emits coherent microwave radiation


m(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation).
(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
An acronym for "Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation". (Wiktionary)
See mazer. (Wiktionary)


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