electroweak
adjective Date: 1978 of, relating to, or being the unification of electromagnetism and the weak force

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  • electroweak — [ē lek′trō wēk΄, ilek′trō wēk΄] adj. designating or of the theory that combines the electromagnetic interaction with the weak interaction and predicts the behavior of the W and Z particles * * * e·lec·tro·weak (ĭ lĕk trō wēkʹ) adj. Of or relating …   Universalium

  • electroweak — [ē lek′trō wēk΄, ilek′trō wēk΄] adj. designating or of the theory that combines the electromagnetic interaction with the weak interaction and predicts the behavior of the W and Z particles …   English World dictionary

  • electroweak — ə̇¦lektrōˌ, ē¦l adjective Etymology: electr + weak : of, relating to, or being the unification of electromagnetism and the weak force electroweak theory …   Useful english dictionary

  • electroweak — adjective Describing the combination of the electromagnetic and weak nuclear forces See Also: electrostrong …   Wiktionary

  • electroweak — adjective Physics relating to or denoting electromagnetic and weak interactions regarded as manifestations of the same interaction …   English new terms dictionary

  • electroweak — elec·tro·weak …   English syllables

  • electroweak — e•lec•tro•weak [[t]ɪˈlɛk troʊˌwik[/t]] adj. phs of or pertaining to the theory of or phenomena associated with electromagnetic and weak fields and their interactions with each other • Etymology: 1975–80 …   From formal English to slang

  • Electroweak interaction — In particle physics, the electroweak interaction is the unified description of two of the four fundamental interactions of nature: electromagnetism and the weak interaction. Although these two forces appear very different at everyday low energies …   Wikipedia

  • Electroweak epoch — In physical cosmology the electroweak epoch was the period in the evolution of the early universe when the temperature of the universe was high enough to merge electromagnetism and the weak interaction into a single electroweak interaction (> 100 …   Wikipedia

  • electroweak theory — /i lek troh week /, Physics. a gauge theory that unifies quantum electrodynamics with the theory of weak interactions. Also called Salam Weinberg theory, Weinberg Salam theory. Cf. intermediate vector boson. [1975 80; ELECTRO + WEAK; alternate… …   Universalium

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