particle physics


noun

the branch of physics that deals with the properties and behavior of elementary particles.

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Origin of particle physics

First recorded in 1945–50
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British Dictionary definitions for particle physics

particle physics

noun

the study of fundamental particles and their propertiesAlso called: high-energy physics
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Scientific definitions for particle physics

particle physics

The branch of physics that deals with subatomic particles. See also quantum field theory quantum mechanics.
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Cultural definitions for particle physics

particle physics

The branch of science devoted to the study of the basic constituents of matter, particularly the constituents of the atomic nucleus.

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