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
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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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