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strong interaction

noun, Physics.
the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force.
Origin of strong interaction
1945-50 Unabridged
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British Dictionary definitions for strong-interaction

strong interaction

(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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