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electroweak theory

[ ih-lek-troh-week theer-ee ]
/ ɪˈlɛk troʊˌwik ˌθɪər i /
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noun Physics.

a gauge theory that unifies quantum electrodynamics with the theory of weak interactions.

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Also called Sa·lam-Wein·berg the·o·ry [sah-lahm-wahyn-berg], /sɑˈlɑmˈwaɪn bərg/, Wein·berg-Sa·lam the·o·ry [wahyn-berg-sah-lahm] /ˈwaɪn bərg sɑˈlɑm/ .

Origin of electroweak theory

First recorded in 1975–80; electro- + weak; alternative names after U.S. physicist Steven Weinberg (born 1933) and Pakistani physicist Abdus Salam (1926–96)
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