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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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 The phones are priced similarly to the standard models, starting at $699 and $799. Jefferson Graham, USA TODAY, "Facebook's Zuckerberg got grilled, but nothing's really changed," 14 Apr. 2018 The new study only looks at the standard model of physics, which has not integrated new ideas like quantum gravity or dark matter, which are little understood and could completely change their conclusion—perhaps even making the universe more stable. Jason Daley, Smithsonian, "If a Cosmic Bubble Destroys the Universe, Scientists Now Know When It’ll Happen," 9 Apr. 2018 According to the standard model, hydrogen and antihydrogen ought to have the exact same states and absorb photons of the exact same energies. Adrian Cho, Science | AAAS, "Atoms and antiatoms haven’t crashed Albert Einstein’s theory of relativity—yet," 4 Apr. 2018 The standard model comes with a paltry four gigs of RAM and 128 gigs of storage—neither of which will suffice. David Pierce, WSJ, "The Best Windows Laptop $1,000(ish) Can Buy," 27 Mar. 2018

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1982, in the meaning defined above

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