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
Words nearby strong interaction
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British Dictionary definitions for strong interaction
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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Scientific definitions for strong interaction
See strong nuclear force.
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