[ an-tee-proh-ton, an-tahy- ]

  1. an elementary particle having negative charge equal in magnitude to that of the electron and having the same mass and spin as a proton; the antiparticle of the proton.

Origin of antiproton

First recorded in 1935–40; anti- + proton

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British Dictionary definitions for antiproton


/ (ˈæntɪˌprəʊtɒn) /

  1. the antiparticle of the proton; a particle having the same mass as the proton but an equal and opposite charge

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Scientific definitions for antiproton


[ ăn′tē-prōtŏn′, ăn′tī- ]

  1. The antiparticle that corresponds to the proton.

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