hypercharge

hypercharge

[hahy-per-chahrj]
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:
1955–60; hyper- + charge

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hypercharge (ˈhaɪpəˌtʃɑːdʒ)
 
n
a property of baryons that is used to account for the absence of certain strong interaction decays

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