noun \ˈkwrk, ˈkwärk\

physics : any one of several types of very small particles that make up matter

Full Definition of QUARK

:  any of several elementary particles that are postulated to come in pairs (as in the up and down varieties) of similar mass with one member having a charge of +23 and the other a charge of −13 and are held to make up hadrons

Origin of QUARK

coined by Murray Gell-Mann
First Known Use: 1964

Rhymes with QUARK


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