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noun Physics.
  1. the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force.
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Origin of strong interaction

First recorded in 1945–50
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strong interaction

strong force

  1. physics an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10 –15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interactionAlso called: strong nuclear interaction, strong nuclear force See interaction (def. 2)
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strong interaction

  1. See strong nuclear force.
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