Collimate



[kol-uh-meyt] /ˈkɒl əˌmeɪt/

verb (used with object), collimated, collimating.
1.
to bring into line; make parallel.
2.
to adjust accurately the line of sight of (a telescope).
/ˈkɒlɪˌmeɪt/
verb (transitive)
1.
to adjust the line of sight of (an optical instrument)
2.
to use a collimator on (a beam of radiation or particles)
3.
to make parallel or bring into line

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