Strangeness Definition

strānjnĭs
noun
The state or quality of being strange.
Webster's New World
A property of quarks and certain other elementary particles that explains the longer lifetimes of these particles and is expressed as a quantum number with −1 meaning a particle (strange particle) has strangeness and 0 meaning a particle does not have strangeness.
Webster's New World
The quantum number represented by this property, equal to the difference between the number of strange antiquarks and the number of strange quarks.
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Other Word Forms of Strangeness

Noun

Singular:
strangeness
Plural:
strangenesses

Origin of Strangeness

  • From strange +"Ž -ness.

    From Wiktionary

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