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Higgs boson

[higz] /hɪgz/
noun, Physics.
1.
a hypothetical type of heavy, electrically neutral particle with zero spin.
Also called Higgs particle.
Origin
named after Peter W. Higgs (born 1929), English physicist, who hypothesized its existence
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Higgs boson

/hɪɡz/
noun
1.
(physics) an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories Also called (informal) God particle
Word Origin
C20: named after Peter Higgs (born 1929), British theoretical physicist
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Higgs boson
  (hĭgz)   
A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle with zero electric charge. The Higgs boson is postulated to interact with other particles in such a way as to impart mass to them. It is predicted by the standard model, but has yet to be isolated experimentally. The Higgs boson is named after its discoverer, British theoretical physicist Peter Ware Higgs (born 1929).
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