standard model


Definition of standard model

: a theory in physics that describes the basic components of matter and the forces that govern their interactions

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Recent Examples on the Web And its truncated cargo hold, at a decent 27 cubic feet, is a mere two cubes smaller than the standard model's. Mike Sutton, Car and Driver, "Tested: 2020 Audi e-tron Sportback Whispers Electric Luxury," 28 Sep. 2020 Most of the listings for the standard model appeared to come from third-party sellers at prices roughly $80 to $100 more. Brett Molina, USA TODAY, "Nintendo Switch is still tough to buy. Here's where to look," 24 Sep. 2020 As a result of cooling restrictions imposed by Jeep's signature seven-slot grille, the EcoDiesel can only tug 6500 pounds to the standard model's 7650. Scott Oldham, Car and Driver, "2021 Jeep Gladiator EcoDiesel Goes Big on Torque," 17 Sep. 2020 Charter cities are those given leeway to operate differently to the standard model set by various territories. James Griffiths, CNN, "Hong Kong set the bar for charter cities. But it's not a blueprint that can be transported," 12 Sep. 2020 The standard model of cosmology fits observations so snugly that theorists can’t just add new pieces willy-nilly. Quanta Magazine, "A New Cosmic Tension: The Universe Might Be Too Thin," 8 Sep. 2020 The Wagoneer will be offered in two versions, the standard model and the luxurious Grand Wagoneer. Connor Hoffman, Car and Driver, "How to Watch the New Jeep Grand Wagoneer's Debut," 2 Sep. 2020 That difference could be a sign of new particles or phenomena beyond physicists’ standard model of fundamental forces and particles—the kind of result typically accompanied by a feverish press release. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Tantalizing oddity found in exotic atom—but physicists aren’t hyping it," 25 Aug. 2020 Home ION Power Electric Toothbrush is an easy-to-use, standard model for plaque removal. Popular Science, "Smile while saving big on any of these electric toothbrushes," 19 Aug. 2020

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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“Standard model.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Oct. 2020.

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