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addaword.gifdefinition of Higgs boson

noun
(also Higgs particle)
a subatomic particle. It is the signature particle of the Higgs field, which gives mass to other particles. Its discovery was announced by scientists at CERN on 4.7.2012
e. The Higgs boson appears in a theory first fleshed out in 1964 by Peter Higgs at Edinburgh University and five other physicists.
Submitted from United Kingdom on 05/07/2012 13:07:00
Definition of Higgs boson from the Open Dictionary – a public resource hosted by Macmillan English Dictionary Online

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