squark

noun
\ˈskwȯrk, ˈskwärk\

Definition of squark 

: the hypothetical boson analogue of a quark postulated under the rules of supersymmetry

Examples of squark in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web

For instance, quarks would be complemented by squarks; the electron, by the selectron. Adam Hadhazy, Discover Magazine, "Scientists Hunt for A Seeming Paradox: A Magnet With Only One Pole," 13 Nov. 2018

These example sentences are selected automatically from various online news sources to reflect current usage of the word 'squark.' Views expressed in the examples do not represent the opinion of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback.

First Known Use of squark

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for squark

probably from supersymmetric + quark

Keep scrolling for more

Learn More about squark

Statistics for squark

Last Updated

10 Dec 2018

Look-up Popularity

Time Traveler for squark

The first known use of squark was in 1982

See more words from the same year

More from Merriam-Webster on squark

Britannica.com: Encyclopedia article about squark

Comments on squark

What made you want to look up squark? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

to make faulty or ineffective

Get Word of the Day daily email!

Test Your Vocabulary

Late Autumn 2018 Words of the Day Quiz

  • frosted-autumn-leaves
  • Which is a synonym of yahoo?
How Strong Is Your Vocabulary?

Test your vocabulary with our 10-question quiz!

TAKE THE QUIZ
Dictionary Devil

Test Your Knowledge - and learn some interesting things along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!