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[an-tee-noo-tree-noh, -nyoo-, an-tahy-] /ˌæn ti nuˈtri noʊ, -nyu-, ˌæn taɪ-/
noun, plural antineutrinos. Physics.
the antiparticle of a neutrino, distinguished from the neutrino by having clockwise rather than counterclockwise spin when observing in the direction of motion.
Origin of antineutrino
1930-35; anti- + neutrino Unabridged
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Examples from the web for antineutrino
  • The neutrino, electron and proton combine to form a neutron and the antineutrino wanders off on its own.
  • Although this water-based detector provides a measurable antineutrino signature, the interactions in water produce less light.
  • Though a neutrino and antineutrino are also produced by this decay, they interact too weakly to be detected.
  • Accompanying each beta particle is an antineutrino, which carries with it part of the disintegration energy.
  • The excess events appears to be a feature of neutrino not antineutrino interactions.
British Dictionary definitions for antineutrino


noun (pl) -nos
the antiparticle of a neutrino; a particle having oppositely directed spin to a neutrino, that is, spin in the direction of its momentum
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antineutrino in Science
  (ān'tē-n-trē'nō, ān'tī-)   
The antiparticle that corresponds to the neutrino.
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