parallel rays


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parallel rays

[¦par·ə‚lel ′rāz]
(mathematics)
Two rays lying on the same line or on parallel lines.
Two rays that lie on the same line or on parallel lines, and point in the same direction.
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One mirror collects light rays from the lamp and reorients them into a beam of parallel rays aimed at the disturbance.
He said: "Laser beams are parallel rays of light - they'll go very far at the same intensity.
In this new approach, when the light beam carrying the video/audio/data enters the connector a spherical optical lens converts the light beam into a series of parallel rays that pass through a mechanical gap.

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