linac etymology

English word linac comes from English accelerate

Detailed word origin of linac

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
accelerate English (eng) (intransitive) Grow; increase.. (intransitive) To become faster; to begin to move more quickly.. (obsolete). (transitive) To cause to move faster; to quicken the motion of; to add to the speed of.. (transitive) To hasten, as the occurrence of an event.. (transitive) To quicken the natural or ordinary progression or process of.. (transitive, education) To enable a student to finish a course [...]
accelerator English (eng) (chemistry) A substance which speeds up chemical reactions.. (computing) accelerator key. (photography) A chemical that reduces development time.. (physics) A device that accelerates charged subatomic particles.. (physiology, medical) A muscle or nerve that speed the performance of an action.. (vehicle) An accelerator pedal.. A device for causing acceleration.. One who, or that which, accelerates.
linac English (eng) (physics) A linear particle accelerator.

Words with the same origin as linac

Descendants of accelerate
accelerating force accelerative accelerator