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Definition of "gluon" [gluon]

  • A hypothetical massless, neutral elementary particle believed to mediate the strong interaction that binds quarks together. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "gluon" in a sentence
  • "One of the bosons there are four flavours sticks them together and is called a gluon, which sounds like glue and is therefore probably the easiest concept out of all of this comprehend."
  • "I think the interiors of black holes are dual to a condensate phase of gauge fields, such as gluon plasmas probed at RHIC, and that these objects are determined by a dilaton field to contain information for an AdS (Anti-deSitter) spacetime and its conformal infinity."
  • "The goal is to study lots of processes, but most significantly to create really hot, dense conditions where we may be able to observe a phase transition in QCD to something called the quark-gluon plasma."
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