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particle physics

the branch of physics that deals with the properties and behavior of elementary particles.
Origin of particle physics
1945-50 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for particle physics

particle physics

the study of fundamental particles and their properties Also called high-energy physics
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particle physics in Science
particle physics  
The branch of physics that deals with subatomic particles. See also quantum field theory, quantum mechanics.

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particle physics in Culture

particle physics definition

The branch of science devoted to the study of the basic constituents of matter, particularly the constituents of the atomic nucleus.

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