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Definition of collider

: a particle accelerator in which two beams of particles moving in opposite directions are made to collide

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Recent Examples on the Web To chill them, the collider uses 150 tons of liquid helium. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 22 Apr. 2022 As for the detectors, the injectors, the magnets, the thousands of tonnes of ultracold collider? Daniel Garisto, Scientific American, 27 Apr. 2022 In the coming weeks, these groups will be making key steps toward restarting the collider. Aylin Woodward And Janet Babin, WSJ, 9 Apr. 2022 These collisions -- made by smashing the particles together at mind-bending speeds to study them -- were made by the Tevatron collider in Illinois. CBS News, 8 Apr. 2022 The measurement, reported today in the journal Science, comes from a vintage particle collider at the Fermi National Accelerator Laboratory in Batavia, Illinois, that smashed its final protons a decade ago. Charlie Wood, Quanta Magazine, 7 Apr. 2022 No large-scale particle accelerator or particle collider is needed, Vopson says. Manasee Wagh, Popular Mechanics, 30 Mar. 2022 The lab is home to the Large Hadron Collider, the world's highest-energy particle collider, which was used to discover the famed Higgs boson particle in 2012. NBC News, 9 Mar. 2022 Consider how the collider will wrap around the moon. Caroline Delbert, Popular Mechanics, 29 Dec. 2021 See More

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First Known Use of collider

1979, in the meaning defined above

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“Collider.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Jul. 2022.

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