intermediate vector boson


: any of three particles that mediate the weak force

called also intermediate boson

compare w particle, z particle

Word History

First Known Use

1968, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of intermediate vector boson was in 1968

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“Intermediate vector boson.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 18 May. 2024.

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