HyperDic: elementary_particle

English > 1 sense of the expression elementary particle:
NOUNobjectelementary particle, fundamental particle(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom
English > elementary particle: 1 sense > noun 1, object
Meaning(physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter.
Synonymfundamental particle
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Part ofatom(physics and chemistry) the smallest component of an element having the chemical properties of the element
NarrowerantileptonThe antiparticle of a lepton
antiparticleA particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties
antiquarkThe antiparticle of a quark
hadronAny elementary particle that interacts strongly with other particles
leptonAn elementary particle that participates in weak interactions
quark(physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons
strange particleAn elementary particle with non-zero strangeness
string, cosmic string(cosmology) a hypothetical one-dimensional subatomic particle having a concentration of energy and the dynamic properties of a flexible loop
weakly interacting massive particle, WIMPA hypothetical subatomic particle of large mass that interacts weakly with ordinary matter through gravitation
Broaderparticle, subatomic particleA body having finite mass and internal structure but negligible dimensions
Spanishpartícula elemental
Catalanpartícula elemental

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