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

Word History



First Known Use

1963, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of W particle was in 1963

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“W particle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/W%20particle. Accessed 4 Mar. 2024.

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