Quark - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |kwɑːrk|  American pronunciation of the word quark
Brit.  |kwɑːk|  British pronunciation of the word quark

noun

- (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3

quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally

- fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet

Examples

quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally

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Word forms

noun
singular: quark
plural: quarks
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