Diverged Beam

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2-2-220

A form of fan beam (2-1-090) produced by diverging a pencil beam (2-1-095) in a plane containing the axis of the beam (usually either horizontally or vertically) so that the angle of divergence of the diverged beam is greater than that of the original beam.

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Please note that this is the term as it stands in the original IALA Dictionary edition (1970-1989)

International Association of Marine Aids to Navigation and Lighthouse Authorities - AISM