eightfold way


Definition of eightfold way

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

First Known Use of eightfold way

1961, in the meaning defined above

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“Eightfold way.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/eightfold%20way. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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