Tachyon definition

tăkē-ŏn
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A hypothetical subatomic particle that always travels faster than the speed of light.
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A theoretical subatomic particle conceived of as traveling faster than the speed of light.
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A hypothetical subatomic particle that travels faster than the speed of light. Although the principles of relativity forbid the acceleration of a particle past the speed of light, they do not prohibit the existence of particles that have always moved faster than that speed. No such particle has ever been detected.
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(physics) A hypothetical particle that travels faster than the speed of light.
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(physics) A flaw in a physical theory that predicts the existence of tachyons or similar paradoxical results. Compare with ghost.
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Other Word Forms

Noun

Singular:
tachyon
Plural:
tachyons

Origin of tachyon

  • tachy- + -on

    From Wiktionary