particle-physics

particle physics

noun
the branch of physics that deals with the properties and behavior of elementary particles.


Origin:
1945–50

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particle physics
 
n
Also called: high-energy physics the study of fundamental particles and their properties

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particle physics  
The branch of physics that deals with subatomic particles. See also quantum field theory, quantum mechanics.

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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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