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lepton number

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noun Physics.
  1. in a process involving elementary particles, the total number of leptons minus the total number of antileptons.

Origin of lepton number

First recorded in 1955–60
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lepton number

noun
  1. physics a quantum number describing the behaviour of elementary particles, equal to the number of leptons present minus the number of antileptons. It is thought to be conserved in all processesSymbol: l
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