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collimatev. t. [See Collimation.].
     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.  [1913 Webster]
Collimating eyepiece, an eyepiece with a diagonal reflector for illumination, used to determine the error of collimation in a transit instrument by observing the image of a cross wire reflected from mercury, and comparing its position in the field with that of the same wire seen directly. -- Collimating lens (Optics), a lens used for producing parallel rays of light.


collimate, v.tr.
1 adjust the line of sight of (a telescope etc.).
2 make (telescopes or rays) accurately parallel.

collimation n.
L collimare, erron. for collineare align (as COM-, linea line)

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