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linear accelerator

noun

Definition of LINEAR ACCELERATOR

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

First Known Use of LINEAR ACCELERATOR

1945

linear accelerator

noun    (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of LINEAR ACCELERATOR

:  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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