B factory

noun
variants: or less commonly B-factory play \ˈbē-ˈfak-t(ə-)rē\

Definition of B factory

:a particle accelerator designed to produce B mesons
  • Indeed, at least one worker thinks Fermilab will be as significant as—and in some ways superior to—the “B factory” planned for Stanford University to explore why matter dominates antimatter in the universe.
  • —Philip YamScientific AmericanJuly 1994
  • Cornell will develop a smaller B-factory with National Science Foundation funding.
  • —Robert C. CowenChristian Science Monitor6 Dec. 1993

There's more!

Love words? You must — there are over 200,000 words in our free online dictionary, but you are looking for one that’s only in the Merriam-Webster Unabridged Dictionary.

Start your free trial today and get unlimited access to America's largest dictionary, with:

  • More than 250,000 words that aren't in our free dictionary
  • Expanded definitions, etymologies, and usage notes
  • Advanced search features
  • Ad free!
Already a subscriber? Log in.

First Known Use of b factory

1988


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up B factory? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

WORD OF THE DAY

to speak evil of

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Forms of Government Quiz

  • knupfer-painting-solon-before-croesus
  • A gerontocracy is rule by:
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Word Winder's CrossWinder

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!