cosmotron

[kos-muh-tron]

noun Physics.

a proton accelerator.

Nearby words

  1. cosmopolis,
  2. cosmopolitan,
  3. cosmopolitanize,
  4. cosmopolite,
  5. cosmos,
  6. cosplay,
  7. cosponsor,
  8. coss,
  9. cossack,
  10. cossack hat

Origin of cosmotron

First recorded in 1945–50; cosmo- + -tron

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British Dictionary definitions for cosmotron

Cosmotron

noun

a large synchrotron which was used for accelerating protons to high energies (of the order of 1 GeV)

Word Origin for Cosmotron

C20: from cosm (ic ray) + -tron

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