standard model

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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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The Plaza is a major upgrade from your standard model apartment, but issues can arise even in the most luxurious settings. Janelle Okwodu, Vogue, "The Victoria’s Secret Angels Took Over the Plaza Hotel for an Epic Pre-Show Sleepover," 21 Nov. 2018 The non-red version of the TV is currently retailing for around $799.99, and, historically, the prices of Apple’s red iPhones tend to stick closely to the standard model. Jon Porter, The Verge, "Vizio is making a red TV to raise money for AIDS awareness," 7 Nov. 2018 According to the standard model, the Dark Ages began about 380,000 years after the Big Bang, when the universe cooled and the first atoms of neutral hydrogen formed. Jay Bennett, Popular Mechanics, "Some of the Oldest Galaxies in the Universe Orbit the MIlky Way," 16 Aug. 2018 And dark matter and dark energy are key features of the standard model. Mike Wall, Space.com, "Observations of the Early Universe Reaffirm the Existence of Dark Matter and Dark Energy," 18 July 2018 Any sort of business journals, the standard model is to talk about the person running the company, and then occasionally there’s a reaction. Recode Staff, Recode, "Full transcript: Gimlet founders Alex Blumberg and Matt Lieber on Recode Media," 27 June 2018 The standard model is priced at $55,000, and other upgrades, like a loft, exterior cladding, and rooftop deck, can be added at an extra cost. Megan Barber, Curbed, "160-square-foot shipping container house asks $55K," 11 June 2018 If not, the result would spoil physicists’ standard model of fundamental particles and forces. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Atoms and antiatoms haven’t crashed Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity—yet," 4 Apr. 2018 However, within the standard model, a violation of relativity could manifest itself in many ways, and some are already more tightly limited by other types of experiments, Kostelecky says. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Atoms and antiatoms haven’t crashed Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity—yet," 4 Apr. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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