color charge

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From a loose analogy to the set of primary colors. The charge property has nothing to do with visible color.

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color charge (countable and uncountable, plural color charges)

  1. (physics) In the Standard Model of particle physics, a property possessed by quarks, anti-quarks, and gluons that determine rules for how these particles may interact. There are three pairs of colors and anti-colors: red, green, blue, and their corresponding anti-colors (e.g. anti-red).

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