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stellarator

[stel-uh-rey-ter] /ˈstɛl əˌreɪ tər/
noun, Physics.
1.
an experimental plasma-physics device in which magnetic fields confine the plasma within a tube shaped like a figure eight.
Origin
1951
1951; stellar + (gener)ator, so named because the reactions produced resemble those in stars
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stellarator

/ˈstɛləˌreɪtə/
noun
1.
(physics) an apparatus used in research into thermonuclear reactions, consisting of a toroidal vessel designed so that a plasma may be contained within it by a helical magnetic field. The magnetic field is produced by current-carrying coils
Word Origin
C20: from stellar + (gener)ator
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