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gauge theory

[ geyj theer-ee ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. a type of field theory that describes elementary particles and their interactions:

    gauge theories involving nonlinear differential equations.



gauge theory

noun

  1. physics a type of theory of elementary particles designed to explain the strong, weak, and electromagnetic interactions in terms of exchange of virtual particles


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Word History and Origins

Origin of gauge theory1

First recorded in 1965–70

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