weak interaction

weak in·ter·ac·tion
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    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • UK Pronunciation
    • UK IPA
    • [week in-ter-ak-shuh n]
    • /wik ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃən/
    • /wiːk ˌɪn.təˈræk.ʃən/
    • US Pronunciation
    • US IPA
    • [week in-ter-ak-shuh n]
    • /wik ˌɪn tərˈæk ʃən/

Definitions of weak interaction words

  • noun weak interaction the interaction between elementary particles and the intermediate vector bosons that carry the weak force from one particle to another. 1
  • noun weak interaction an interaction between elementary particles that is responsible for certain decay processes, operates at distances less than about 10–15 metres, and is 1012 times weaker than the strong interaction. The weak interaction and electromagnetic interactions are now described by the unifying electroweak theory 0
  • noun weak interaction the short-range interaction between leptons responsible for beta decay and the decay of many long-lived elementary particles 0
  • noun weak interaction (physics) The fundamental interaction responsible for the weak nuclear force. 0

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Origin of weak interaction

First appearance:

before 1960
One of the 3% newest English words
First recorded in 1960-65

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weak interaction popularity

This term is known only to a narrow circle of people with rare knowledge. Only 3% of English native speakers know the meaning of this word.
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