W particle

noun

Definition of W particle

: either of two particles about 80 times heavier than a proton that along with the Z particle are transmitters of the weak force and that can have a positive or negative charge

First Known Use of W particle

1963, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for W particle

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“W particle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/W%20particle. Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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