antiparticle

Definition from Wiktionary, the free dictionary
Jump to: navigation, search

English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

anti- +‎ particle

Pronunciation[edit]

  • IPA(key): /ˈæntiˌpɑɹtɪkəl/

Noun[edit]

Wikipedia has an article on:
Wikipedia

antiparticle (plural antiparticles)

  1. (physics) A subatomic particle corresponding to another particle with the same mass, spin and mean lifetime but with charge, parity, strangeness and other quantum numbers flipped in sign.

Translations[edit]

Usage notes[edit]

  • The symbol for an antiparticle is the symbol for the normal particle plus "bar" (e.g. pbar) or with a bar above the symbol.

See also[edit]