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pseudoscalar

[soo-duh-skey-ler] /ˌsu dəˈskeɪ lər/
adjective, Physics, Mathematics
1.
a scalar quantity that changes sign when the sense of the orientation of the coordinate system is changed.
Origin
1940-1945
1940-45; pseudo- + scalar
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  • The full lowest-lying pseudoscalar and vector multiplets are included in the program.
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pseudoscalar

/ˌsjuːdəʊˈskeɪlə/
noun
1.
(maths) a variable quantity that has magnitude but not direction and is an odd function of the coordinates Compare pseudovector, scalar (sense 1), tensor (sense 2), vector (sense 1)
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