HyperDic: quark

English > 2 senses of the word quark:
NOUNobjectquark(physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons
foodquark, quark cheesefresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet
quark > pronunciation
Soundskwaa'rk
Rhymesaardvark ... watermark: 41 rhymes with aark...
English > quark: 2 senses > noun 1, object
Meaning(physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3.
Example"quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally"
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Part ofhadronAny elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
Narrowerbottom quark, beauty quarkA quark with a charge of -1/3 and a mass about 10,000 times that of an electron
charm quarkA quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 2900 times that of an electron and a charm of +1
down quarkA stable quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 607 times that of an electron
strange quark, squarkA quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass 988 times that of an electron and a strangeness of -1
top quark, truth quarkA hypothetical quark with a charge of +2/3 and a mass more than 100,000 times that of an electron
up quarkA stable quark with an electric charge of +2/3 and a mass 607 times that of an electron
Broaderelementary particle, fundamental particle(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom
Spanishcuark, quark
Catalanquark
English > quark: 2 senses > noun 2, food
MeaningFresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet.
Synonymquark cheese
BroadercheeseA solid food prepared from the pressed curd of milk
Spanishquark

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