Definition of subatomic particle in English:

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subatomic particle


A particle smaller than an atom (e.g., a neutron) or a cluster of such particles (e.g., an alpha particle). Compare with elementary particle.
Example sentences
  • One subatomic particle can have different states and probabilities, at the same time.
  • The Electron is a fundamental subatomic particle that carries an electric charge.
  • The three main subatomic particles that form an atom are protons, neutrons, and electrons.

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Syllabification: sub·a·tom·ic par·ti·cle

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