strong interaction

strong interaction

noun Physics.
the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force.

Origin:
1945–50

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strong interaction or strong force
 
n
physics See interaction strong nuclear interaction, Also called: strong nuclear force an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10--15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interaction
 
strong force or strong force
 
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strong interaction  
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