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collider British & World English

An accelerator in which two beams of particles are made to collide

hadron collider British & World English

A particle accelerator in which hadrons are accelerated to high levels of kinetic energy and made to collide with one another; frequently attributive.

Large Hadron Collider British & World English

A large particle accelerator located at the CERN laboratory on the French-Swiss border near Geneva. Operation of the collider began in 2008, and an initial aim was to provide evidence for the existence of the Higgs boson