Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun A device that generates or amplifies electromagnetic radiation, especially microwaves, of a coherent wavelength by stimulated emission.
  • noun A natural object or region of space that acts like a maser, as a star-forming region of intersellar space.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun An obsolete form of mazer.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun Same as mazer.
  • noun (Physics), acronym An electronic device producing coherent monochromatic microwave radiation; it produces less noise than other forms of microwave oscillator.

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  • noun Obsolete spelling of mazer.
  • noun physics 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
  • noun astronomy Any celestial object that generates microwaves using the same method

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

  • noun 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

Etymologies

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

[m(icrowave) a(mplification by) s(timulated) e(mission of) r(adiation).]

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See mazer.

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An acronym for "Microwave Amplification by the Stimulated Emission of Radiation".

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