HyperDic: quantum_chromodynamics

English > 1 sense of the expression quantum chromodynamics:
NOUNcognitionquantum chromodynamics, QCDa theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus)
English > quantum chromodynamics: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together.
SynonymQCD
Broaderquantum field theoryThe branch of quantum physics that is concerned with the theory of fields

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