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standard model Syllabification: stand·ard mod·el

Definition of standard model in English:


(the standard model) Physics
A mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact.
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  • The most familiar, and second strongest, force described in the standard model is electromagnetism.
  • We have to two theories that are both extremely successful but mutually incompatible - Einstein's general relativity and the standard model of particle physics.
  • String theory is ‘large enough’ to include the standard model and includes gravity as a must.

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