Share this entry

Share this page

antiquark

Line breaks: anti|quark
Pronunciation: /ˈantɪkwɑːk
 
/

Definition of antiquark in English:

noun

Physics
The antiparticle of a quark.
Example sentences
  • The proton consists of three quarks, two up and one down, living in a complicated soup of dynamical quarks, antiquarks and gluons, which have ‘colour’ charges.
  • A single quark will be surrounded by a sea of continuously appearing and annihilating virtual pairs of quarks and antiquarks, and virtual pairs of gluons and antigluons.
  • Kaons and pions are examples of particles known as mesons, which contain a quark and an antiquark.

Definition of antiquark in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day resilient
Pronunciation: rɪˈzɪlɪənt
adjective
able to recoil or spring back into shape…