eightfold way


: a unified theoretical scheme for classifying the relationship among strongly interacting elementary particles on the basis of isospin and hypercharge

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First Known Use

1961, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of eightfold way was in 1961

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“Eightfold way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eightfold%20way. Accessed 14 Jul. 2024.

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