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strong interaction

noun, Physics.
1.
the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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strong interaction

noun
1.
(physics) an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10–15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interaction Also called strong nuclear interaction, strong nuclear force See interaction (sense 2)
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strong interaction  
See strong nuclear force.
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