intermediate vector boson

intermediate vector boson

noun Physics.
one of the three particles that are believed to transmit the weak force: the positively charged W particle, the negatively charged W particle, and the neutral Z 0 particle.
Also called vector boson.


Origin:
1965–70

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intermediate vector boson
 
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physics a hypothetical particle believed to mediate the weak interaction between elementary particles

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intermediate vector boson  
Either of two subatomic particles, the W boson or the Z boson, that mediate the weak nuclear force.
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