strong forcestrong force
The force that arises from the strong interaction of quarks.
Origin of strong forceFrom the fact that it is stronger than the other fundamental forces and holds the nucleus together despite the mutual repulsion of protons.
(plural strong forces)
- (physics) The color force, a fundamental force that is associated with the strong bonds, created by the associated bosons known as gluons, between quarks and other subatomic particles.
- (physics, dated) The nuclear force, a residual force responsible for the interactions between nucleons, deriving from the color force