Higgs boson

\ ˈhigz- How to pronounce Higgs boson (audio) \

Definition of Higgs boson

: an 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

First Known Use of Higgs boson

1974, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Higgs boson

Peter W. Higgs born1929 British physicist

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“Higgs boson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Higgs%20boson. Accessed 13 Apr. 2021.

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