proton synchrotron

noun

Definition of proton synchrotron 

: a synchrotron in which protons are accelerated by means of frequency modulation of the radio-frequency accelerating voltage so that they have energies of billions of electron volts

First Known Use of proton synchrotron

1947, in the meaning defined above

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about proton synchrotron

Share proton synchrotron

Statistics for proton synchrotron

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for proton synchrotron

The first known use of proton synchrotron was in 1947

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on proton synchrotron

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about proton synchrotron

Comments on proton synchrotron

What made you want to look up proton synchrotron? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

a generally accepted meaning of a word

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Great Scrabble Words—A Quiz

  • scrabble-tiles-that-read-scrabble-quiz
  • Which of the following Q-without-U words means the number five in cards or dice?
Name That Thing

Test your visual vocabulary with our 10-question challenge!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!