j particle

j par·ti·cle
J j


    • 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

Information block about the term

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

Historical Comparancy

Parts of speech for J particle


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

This diagram is provided by Google Ngram Viewer

See also

Matching words

Was this page helpful?
Yes No
Thank you for your feedback! Tell your friends about this page
Tell us why?