Particle physics
Particle physics Par"ti*cle phys`ics, n. That branch of physics which investigates the nature of matter, and in particular the properties and behavior of the elementary particles (fundamental particles), of which matter is composed. Included in this field is the more specialized branch of {high-energy physics}. [PJC]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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