noun bo·son \ˈbō-ˌsän, -ˌzän\

Definition of boson

  1. :  a particle (as a photon or meson) whose spin quantum number is zero or an integral number — compare fermion


play \ˌbō-ˈsä-nik, -ˈzä-\ adjective

Origin and Etymology of boson

Satyendranath Bose †1974 Indian physicist + English 2-on

First Known Use: 1947

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