gauge theory

[ geyj-theer-ee ]
/ ˈgeɪdʒ ˌθɪər i /

noun Physics.

a type of field theory that describes elementary particles and their interactions: gauge theories involving nonlinear differential equations.

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Origin of gauge theory

First recorded in 1965–70

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British Dictionary definitions for gauge theory

gauge theory

noun

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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