a possible future quantum field theory that would encompass both the electroweak theory and quantum chromodynamics. Abbreviation: GUT
Origin of grand unification theory
First recorded in 1980–85
Also called grand unified theory.
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British Dictionary definitions for grand unified theory
physics any of a number of theories of elementary particles and fundamental interactions designed to explain the gravitational, electromagnetic, strong, and weak interactions in terms of a single mathematical formalismAbbreviation: GUT
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A theory of elementary forces that unites the weak, strong, electromagnetic, and gravitational interactions into one field theory and views the known interactions as low-energy manifestations of a single unified interaction.
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