colliding-beam machine

noun Physics.
  1. a particle accelerator in which positively and negatively charged particles circulate in opposite directions and collide head-on.
Also called col·lid·er [kuh-lahy-der] /kəˈlaɪ dər/. Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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  1. physics a particle accelerator in which beams of particles are made to collide
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