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high-energy physics

[ hahy-en-er-jee ]
/ ˈhaɪˈɛn ər dʒi /

noun

the branch of particle physics that deals with the collisions of particles accelerated to such high energies that new elementary particles are created by the collisions.

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Nearby words

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Origin of high-energy physics

First recorded in 1960–65
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British Dictionary definitions for high-energy physics

high-energy physics


noun

another name for particle physics
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