Definition of squark in English:

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squark

Pronunciation: /skwɑːk/

noun

Physics
The supersymmetric counterpart of a quark, with spin 0 instead of 1/2.
Example sentences
  • The scalar superpartners of quarks and electrons are called squarks and selectrons.
  • Every chiral fermion in the Standard Model has a scalar superpartner; collectively these scalars are referred to as the sfermions, which divide like quarks and leptons into squarks and sleptons.
  • Quarks have bosonic partners called squarks, neutrinos have sneutrinos and so on.

Origin

1980s: from s(uper) + quark1.

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