a hypothetical type of neutrino that would obey a conservation law together with the tau lepton, with the total number of tau leptons and tau neutrinos minus the total number of their antiparticles remaining constant.
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Also called tau·on·ic neutri·no [taw-on-ik, tou-]. /tɔˈɒn ɪk, taʊ-/.
Words nearby tau neutrino
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British Dictionary definitions for tau neutrino
physics a type of neutrino associated with tau particles
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Scientific definitions for tau neutrino
[ tou, tô ]
A type of neutrino associated with the tau particle, often created in particle interactions involving tau particles (such as the decay of these particles). The tau neutrino has a mass of zero or near zero, and has no electric charge. See more at neutrino. See Table at subatomic particle.
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