Higgs boson

Higgs boson

noun \ˈhigz-\

Definition of HIGGS BOSON

:  a hypothetical elementary particle that has zero spin and large mass and that is required by some gauge theories to account for the masses of other elementary particles


Peter W. Higgs b1929 British physicist
First Known Use: 1974


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