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

weak

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about W particle

Share W particle

Dictionary Entries near W particle

Woyawai

WP

WPA

W particle

wpc

wpfl

WPI

Statistics for W particle

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for W particle

The first known use of W particle was in 1963

See more words from the same year

Comments on W particle

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

WORD OF THE DAY

a knickknack or trinket

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Find the Cousins

  • a-large-tree-with-many-branches
  • Which pair shares a common word ancestor?
Spell It

Can you spell these 10 commonly misspelled words?

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!