particle accelerator
noun Date: 1945 accelerator d

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • particle accelerator — accelerator (def. 7). [1945 50] * * * Device that accelerates a beam of fast moving, electrically charged atoms (ions) or subatomic particles. Accelerators are used to study the structure of atomic nuclei (see atom) and the nature of subatomic… …   Universalium

  • Particle accelerator — Par ti*cle ac*cel er*a*tor, n. (Physics) A large and expensive scientific instrument used by physicists to accelerate elementary particles (such as protons or electrons) to speeds near that of light, for the purpose of investigating the… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • particle accelerator — n. Nuclear Physics ACCELERATOR (sense 3) …   English World dictionary

  • particle accelerator — particle accelerators N COUNT A particle accelerator is a machine used for research in nuclear physics which can make particles that are smaller than atoms move very fast …   English dictionary

  • Particle accelerator — Atom smasher redirects here. For other uses, see Atom smasher (disambiguation). A 1960s single stage 2 MeV linear Van de Graaff accelerator, here opened for maintenance A particle accelerator[1] is a device that uses electromagnetic fields to… …   Wikipedia

  • particle accelerator — dalelių greitintuvas statusas T sritis fizika atitikmenys: angl. particle accelerator vok. Teilchenbeschleuniger, m rus. ускоритель частиц, m pranc. accélérateur de particules, m …   Fizikos terminų žodynas

  • particle accelerator — particle ac.celerator n a machine used in scientific studies which makes the very small pieces of matter that atoms are made of move at high speeds …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • particle accelerator — noun a scientific instrument that increases the kinetic energy of charged particles • Syn: ↑accelerator, ↑atom smasher • Hypernyms: ↑scientific instrument • Hyponyms: ↑betatron, ↑induction accelerator …   Useful english dictionary

  • particle accelerator — (Roget s IV) n. Syn. atom smasher, linear accelerator, cyclotron; see accelerator …   English dictionary for students

  • particle accelerator — noun (C) technical an accelerator (2) …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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