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.


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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