Hypercharge definition

hīpər-chärj
A quantum number equal to twice the mean electric charge of a particle multiplet.
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(physics) A characteristic of a group of elementary particles: it is a number equal to twice the average charge of the group divided by the elementary charge.
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(physics) A quantum characteristic of a group of subatomic particles governed by the strong force that is related to strangeness and is represented by a number equal to twice the average value of the electric charge of the group.
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Noun

Singular:
hypercharge
Plural:
hypercharges

Origin of hypercharge

  • Short for hyperonic charge.

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