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symmetry breaking

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Definition of symmetry breaking in English:

noun

[mass noun] Physics
The absence or reduction of manifest symmetry in a situation despite its presence in the laws of nature underlying it: [as modifier]: symmetry-breaking mechanisms
More example sentences
  • Spontaneous symmetry breaking is a powerful phenomenon that is tremendously important in understanding unified particle theories in general.
  • A process called spontaneous symmetry breaking will ruin the delicate state required for quantum computing.
  • The direction of the grain in the Higgs field is determined by a process called spontaneous symmetry breaking.

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