Higgs field

noun

Definition of Higgs field

: a physical field that endows elementary particles with mass and that is mediated by the Higgs boson

First Known Use of Higgs field

1980, in the meaning defined above

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“Higgs field.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Higgs%20field. Accessed 8 Aug. 2020.

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