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linear accelerator

Syllabification: lin·e·ar ac·cel·er·a·tor

Definition of linear accelerator in English:

noun

Physics
An accelerator in which particles travel in straight lines, not in closed orbits.
Example sentences
  • Last year researchers used a linear accelerator to generate the most powerful T-ray beam ever made.
  • The docking procedure consists of transferring the patient to the mobile electron linear accelerator and aligning the accelerator treatment head with the applicator cone.
  • It chose an irradiation process using a linear accelerator to generate a beam of high-energy electrons that kills microorganisms, including anthrax spores.

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