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


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linear accelerator

noun

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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