bremsung

noun brem·sung \ˈbremˌzu̇ŋ\

Definition of bremsung

plural

-s

  1. :  the sudden slowing down of a moving charged particle on entering an opposing electric field (such as that within or surrounding an atomic nucleus) — compare bremsstrahlung

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Origin and Etymology of bremsung

German, literally, deceleration, from Bremsen to decelerate (from bremse brake) + -ung


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