Associations to the word «Quark»


QUARK, noun. (particle) In the Standard Model, an elementary subatomic particle which forms matter. Quarks have never been found alone as of this writing, They combine to form hadrons, such as protons and neutrons.
QUARK, noun. (computing) (X Window System) An integer that uniquely identifies a text string.
QUARK, noun. A soft creamy cheese, eaten throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, very similar to cottage cheese except that it is usually not made with rennet.
QUARK, noun. (Falkland Islands (informal)) The black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.
QUARK MODEL, noun. (physics) A model organizing baryons and mesons according to their composition of bound quarks and antiquarks in groups of two or three; part of the Standard Model.
QUARK STAR, noun. A hypothetical exotic star composed of quark matter.
QUARK THEORY, noun. (physics) The theory that (most) baryons and mesons are composed of bound quarks and antiquarks.

Dictionary definition

QUARK, noun. (physics) hypothetical truly fundamental particle in mesons and baryons; there are supposed to be six flavors of quarks (and their antiquarks), which come in pairs; each has an electric charge of +2/3 or -1/3; "quarks have not been observed directly but theoretical predictions based on their existence have been confirmed experimentally".
QUARK, noun. Fresh unripened cheese of a smooth texture made from pasteurized milk, a starter, and rennet.

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