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linear accelerator

noun

Definition of linear accelerator

  1. :  a device in which charged particles are accelerated in a straight line by successive impulses from a series of electric fields



1945

First Known Use of linear accelerator

1945


Medical Dictionary

linear accelerator

noun

Medical Definition of linear accelerator

  1. :  an accelerator in which particles are propelled in a straight line and receive successive increments of energy through the application of alternating potentials to a series of electrodes and gaps




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