Definition of Antiparticle

1. Noun. A particle that has the same mass as another particle but has opposite values for its other properties; interaction of a particle and its antiparticle results in annihilation and the production of radiant energy.

Generic synonyms: Elementary Particle, Fundamental Particle
Substance meronyms: Antimatter



Definition of Antiparticle

1. Noun. (particles) A subatomic particle corresponding to another particle with the same mass, spin and mean lifetime but with charge, parity, strangeness and other quantum numbers flipped in sign. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Antiparticle

1. [n -S]

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Antiparticle

antiparalytic
antiparalytical
antiparalytics
antiparamilitary
antiparasite
antiparasitic
antiparasitic agents
antiparasitics
antiparietal cell antibody
antiparkinson
antiparkinson agents
antiparkinsonian
antiparkinsonians
antiparkinsons
antiparticle (current term)
antiparticles
antiparties
antipartisan
antipartner
antipartners
antiparty
antipartyism
antipasti
antipasto
antipastos
antipatent
antipathetic
antipathetical

Literary usage of Antiparticle

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1. First Workshop on Grand Unification: New England Center, University of New by Paul H. Frampton, Sheldon L. Glashow, Asim Yildiz (1980)
"It is obvious that the particle described by (8) must be identical with its own antiparticle, because otherwise we would need four helicity states, ..."

2. Revealing the Hidden Nature of Space And Time: Charting the Course for by National Research Council (U.S.) (2006)
"When a particle and its antiparticle come together, they are both annihilated and their mass is converted into radiant energy. Experiments using antimatter ..."

3. International Partnerships in Large Science Projects by Joanne Sedor (1998)
"For example, the antiparticle of the electron is the positron. Positrons are produced in accelerator collisions and have found important use as a medical ..."

4. First Steps by Gyeorgos Ceres Hatonn (1995)
"... transitory anti-civilization in MACROSCOPIC existence is likened analogously to the unnatural, transitory antiparticle in microscopic existence. ..."

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