HyperDic: strong_force

English > 1 sense of the expression strong force:
NOUNphenomenonstrong force, strong interaction, color force(physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms
English > strong force: 1 sense > noun 1, phenomenon
Meaning(physics) the interaction that binds protons and neutrons together in the nuclei of atoms; mediated by gluons.
Synonymsstrong interaction, color force
Categoryphysics, natural philosophyThe science of matter and energy and their interactions
Broaderinteraction, fundamental interaction(physics) the transfer of energy between elementary particles or between an elementary particle and a field or between fields

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