Gluon definition

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(physics) A massless gauge boson that binds quarks together to form baryons, mesons and other hadrons and is associated with the strong nuclear force.
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A massless, neutral vector boson that mediates strong interactions between quarks, binding them together within hadrons.
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A quantum of energy or massless particle postulated to carry the force that binds quarks together within subatomic particles.
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The subatomic particle that mediates the strong force . The exchange of gluons between two quarks changes the color of the quarks and results in the attractive force holding them together in hadrons. Gluons are bosons .
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
gluon
Plural:
gluons

Origin of gluon

  • glu(e) –on

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From glue + -on.

    From Wiktionary