Definition of standard model in English:

Share this entry

standard model

noun

(the standard model) Physics
A mathematical description of the elementary particles of matter and the electromagnetic, weak, and strong forces by which they interact.
Example sentences
  • 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.

For editors and proofreaders

Syllabification: stand·ard mod·el

Share this entry
 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

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