antimatter

[an-tee-mat-er, an-tahy-]
noun Physics.
matter composed only of antiparticles, especially antiprotons, antineutrons, and positrons.

Origin:
1950–55; anti- + matter

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antimatter (ˈæntɪˌmætə)
 
n
a form of matter composed of antiparticles, such as antihydrogen, consisting of antiprotons and positrons

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antimatter
also anti-matter, 1953, from anti- + matter.
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antimatter   (ān'tĭ-māt'ər)  Pronunciation Key 
A form of matter that consists of antiparticles.
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antimatter definition


In physics, matter made of antiparticles.

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Example sentences
Antimatter, which annihilates matter upon contact, seems to be rare in the
  universe.
There were only particles of matter and antimatter and light, uniformly filling
  all space.
Even closer to the beginning, complex physical processes set up a small excess
  of ordinary baryonic matter over antimatter.
Positrons are the antimatter equivalent of electrons, and are produced in a
  rare type of radioactive decay.
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