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j particle

j par·ti·cle
J j

Transcription

    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jey pahr-ti-kuh l]
    • /dʒeɪ ˈpɑr tɪ kəl/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [jey pahr-ti-kuh l]
    • /dʒeɪ ˈpɑr tɪ kəl/

Definitions of j particle words

  • noun j particle an early name for the J/psi particle. 1
  • noun j particle a short-lived, relatively massive meson having no charge and a mass c. 6,060 times that of an electron: it is the combination of a charmed quark and its antiparticle 0

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Origin of j particle

First appearance:

before 1970
One of the 2% newest English words
1970-75; named by S.C.C. Ting, allegedly from the resemblance of the letter J to the Chinese character for Ting

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Parts of speech for J particle

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation

j particle popularity

A pretty common term. Usually people know it’s meaning, but prefer to use a more spread out synonym. About 31% of English native speakers know the meaning and use word.
According to our data about 70% of words is more used. This is a rare but used term. It occurs in the pages of specialized literature and in the speech of educated people.

j particle usage trend in Literature

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