plural -s
: 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

Word History


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

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“Bremsung.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 20 May. 2024.

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