Z particle
noun Date: 1979 a neutral elementary particle about 90 times heavier than a proton that along with the W particle is a transmitter of the weak force — called also Z0 or Z0 particle

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Z particle — n. Particle Physics the electrically neutral weakon with a mass of 91.2 GeV/c2, which is c. 178,000 times the mass of an electron: see W PARTICLE * * * Electrically neutral carrier of the weak force and the neutral partner of the electrically… …   Universalium

  • Z particle — n. Particle Physics the electrically neutral weakon with a mass of 91.2 GeV/c2, which is c. 178,000 times the mass of an electron: see W PARTICLE …   English World dictionary

  • Z particle. — See Z zero particle. * * * …   Universalium

  • Z particle. — See Z zero particle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Z particle — noun Physics a heavy uncharged particle believed to transmit the weak interaction between other particles …   English new terms dictionary

  • z particle — noun see z IV, 1 …   Useful english dictionary

  • Z boson — same as ↑Z particle below. • • • Main Entry: ↑Z …   Useful english dictionary

  • particle — particled, adj. /pahr ti keuhl/, n. 1. a minute portion, piece, fragment, or amount; a tiny or very small bit: a particle of dust; not a particle of supporting evidence. 2. Physics. a. one of the extremely small constituents of matter, as an atom …   Universalium

  • Z — I. noun Date: 1967 Z particle II. abbreviation or ZD zenith distance …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • Z boson — noun another term for Z particle …   English new terms dictionary

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