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hypercharge

[hahy-per-chahrj] /ˈhaɪ pərˌtʃɑrdʒ/
noun, Physics.
1.
a quantum number assigned to baryons and mesons, equal to B + S, where B is the baryon number and S is the strangeness.
2.
the quantum number equal to B + S + C, where C is the charm.
Origin
1955-1960
1955-60; hyper- + charge
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British Dictionary definitions for hypercharge

hypercharge

/ˈhaɪpəˌtʃɑːdʒ/
noun
1.
a property of baryons that is used to account for the absence of certain strong interaction decays
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