Chinese-born American physicist. Research with her colleagues on electron emission in the decay of radioactive elements showed that parity symmetry, long thought to hold for all physical laws, is in fact violated; the decay processes displayed odd parity, essentially entailing that nature distinguishes between right-handed and left-handed processes.
[chif-chaf, -chahf] /ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf, -ˌtʃɑf/ noun 1. a common, greenish Old World warbler, Phylloscopus collybita. /ˈtʃɪfˌtʃæf/ noun 1. a common European warbler, Phylloscopus collybita, with a yellowish-brown plumage
[shif-uh-rohb, shif-rohb] /ˈʃɪf əˌroʊb, ˈʃɪfˌroʊb/ noun 1. a piece of furniture having both drawers and space for hanging clothes. n. also chifforobe; “article of furniture having drawers as well as space for hanging clothes,” c.1917, from merger of chiffonier + wardrobe (n.).
[shi-fon, shif-on] /ʃɪˈfɒn, ˈʃɪf ɒn/ noun 1. a sheer fabric of silk, nylon, or rayon in plain weave. 2. any women’s dress ornament, as ribbon or lace. adjective 3. (of dresses, scarves, etc.) resembling or made of chiffon. 4. (in cooking) having a light, frothy texture, as certain pies and cakes containing beaten egg whites. […]
[shif-uh-neyd, -nahd] /ˌʃɪf əˈneɪd, -ˈnɑd/ adjective 1. a mixture of finely cut vegetables, herbs, or the like, for use in soups, salads, etc. /ˌʃɪfəˈnɑːd/ noun 1. finely shredded leaf vegetables used as a base for a dish or as a garnish n. also chiffonnade, food preparation technique, 1877, from French chiffonade, from chiffon (see chiffon) […]