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Higgs boson

[ higz ]

noun

, Physics.
  1. a hypothetical type of heavy, electrically neutral particle with zero spin.


Higgs boson

/ hɪɡz /

noun

  1. physics an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories Also calledinformalGod particle


Higgs boson

/ hĭgz /

  1. A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle with zero electric charge. The Higgs boson is postulated to interact with other particles in such a way as to impart mass to them. It is predicted by the standard model , but has yet to be isolated experimentally. The Higgs boson is named after its discoverer, British theoretical physicist Peter Ware Higgs (born 1929).


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Word History and Origins

Origin of Higgs boson1

Named after Peter W. Higgs (born 1929), English physicist, who hypothesized its existence

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Word History and Origins

Origin of Higgs boson1

C20: named after Peter Higgs (born 1929), British theoretical physicist

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Example Sentences

NPR's All Things Considered interviews Dick Teresi, the man credited with naming the Higgs-Boson Particle the "God Particle."

The Higgs boson is a propagating ripple in the Higgs field, much like sound is a propagating ripple in the air.

The Higgs boson discovery revolutionizes the world of physics.

On December 13 came the news that something exciting was beginning to show–perhaps a Higgs Boson.

There are two questions: have the physicists found a new particle and, if so, is it the Higgs Boson?

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