intermediate vector boson

noun

Definition of intermediate vector boson

: any of three particles that mediate the weak force

called also intermediate boson

— compare w particle, z particle

First Known Use of intermediate vector boson

1968, in the meaning defined above

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“Intermediate vector boson.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/intermediate%20vector%20boson. Accessed 28 Oct. 2020.

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