supercollider

noun
su·​per·​col·​lid·​er | \ ˈsü-pər-kə-ˌlī-dər How to pronounce supercollider (audio) \

Definition of supercollider

: a very large collider capable of accelerating particles to very high energies

Examples of supercollider in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The new circular supercollider will sit next to its predecessor at CERN in Switzerland, but will be nearly three times its size, with a circumference of 100 kilometers. Andrea Willige, Forbes, 18 Mar. 2021 In 2012, the world’s biggest supercollider discovered the Higgs boson, completing the Standard Model of particle physics. Quanta Magazine, 14 June 2016 The need to upgrade CMS comes from a recent upgrade of the supercollider itself. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 3 Mar. 2017 That’s because back in April 2016 another marten, aka CERN Weasel, made it into the supercollider and chewed its way through a 66,000 volt transformer. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 1 Feb. 2017 Maybe somebody should have given those physicists a big Supercollider to play with, to keep them out of trouble… Bruce Sterling, WIRED, 19 Nov. 2008 That’s because back in April 2016 another marten, aka CERN Weasel, made it into the supercollider and chewed its way through a 66,000 volt transformer. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, 1 Feb. 2017 See More

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First Known Use of supercollider

1983, in the meaning defined above

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“Supercollider.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/supercollider. Accessed 7 Jul. 2022.

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