quasiparticle

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noun qua·si·par·ti·cle \ˌkwā-ˌzī-ˈpär-ti-kəl, -ˌsī-, ˌkwä-zē-, -sē-\

Definition of quasiparticle

  1. :  a composite entity (as a vibration in a solid) that is analogous in its behavior to a single particle

1957

First Known Use of quasiparticle

1957


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