antighost

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ ghost

Noun[edit]

antighost (plural antighosts)

  1. (mathematics, physics) A field with a negative ghost number.
    • 2006, Laurent Baulieu, String theory: from Gauge interactions to cosmology (page 20)
      There are as many components in the topological ghosts as in the gauge fields, and to gauge fix the topological freedom, one must also introduce as many antighosts as topological ghosts.