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European Laboratory for Particle Physics; formerly called European Organization for Nuclear Research: an international research organization based in Geneva, Switzerland.
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Origin of CERN

<French, for C(onseil) e(uropéen pour la) r(echerche) n(ucléaire)
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British Dictionary definitions for CERN

CERN
/ (sɜːn) /

n acronym for
Conseil Européen pour la Recherche Nucléaire; an organization of European states with a centre in Geneva for research in high-energy particle physics, now called the European Laboratory for Particle Physics
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Cultural definitions for CERN

CERN

An acronym for French words meaning European Center for Nuclear Research. Supported by a consortium of European countries, CERN is an advanced scientific research institute in Geneva, Switzerland. It is one of the premier locations for particle physics research.

notes for CERN

After the year 2007, CERN will be the location of the world's largest particle accelerator.
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