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  1. Pakistani theoretical physicist who helped the develop the theory of the electroweak force, explaining the relationship between two of the four fundamental forces of nature, the electromagnetic force and the weak force. For this work he shared with Sheldon Glashow and Steven Weinberg the 1979 Nobel Prize for physics.

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How to use Salam in a sentence

  • "Salam Aliekoom," said a gruff voice, as a man with Peer Khan entered the tent.

    Confessions of a Thug | Philip Meadows Taylor
  • Every man whom they encountered saluted them with the p. 351customary Arab greeting, “Salam aaleikom!”

    Some Heroes of Travel | W. H. Davenport Adams
  • Happily Salam's keen glance pierced the cover of the advance-guard and reassured one and all.

    Morocco | S.L. Bensusan
  • Two hold the impedimenta of travel; in the third Salam and his assistant work in leisurely fashion, as befits the time and place.

    Morocco | S.L. Bensusan
  • His youthful holiness had known Salam in Fez, and had caught sight of him by Boubikir's fandak in the early afternoon.

    Morocco | S.L. Bensusan