gauge theory

noun

Definition of gauge theory

: any of several theories in physics that explain the transmission of a fundamental force between two interacting particles by the exchange of an elementary particle

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Recent Examples on the Web If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021 If two particles collide because of the weak force, gauge theory requires — because of the short distances of the interaction — that the gauge bosons that are exchanged be massive and possibly electrically charged. BostonGlobe.com, 27 July 2021

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First Known Use of gauge theory

1973, in the meaning defined above

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27 Oct 2021

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“Gauge theory.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/gauge%20theory. Accessed 4 Dec. 2021.

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