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hypercharge

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noun hy·per·charge \ˈhī-pər-ˌchärj\

Definition of hypercharge

  1. :  a quantum characteristic of a group of subatomic particles governed by the strong force that is related to strangeness and is represented by a number equal to twice the average value of the electric charge of the group



Origin of hypercharge

short for hyperonic charge, from hyperon


First Known Use: 1956


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