noun \ˈhī-pər-ˌchärj\

Definition of HYPERCHARGE

:  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


short for hyperonic charge, from hyperon
First Known Use: 1956


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