a hypothetical type of heavy, electrically neutral particle with zero spin.
(physics) an elementary particle with zero spin and mass greater than zero, predicted to exist by electroweak theory and other gauge theories Also called (informal) God particle
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A hypothetical, massive subatomic particle with zero electric charge. The Higgs boson is postulated to interact with other particles in such a way as to impart mass to them. It is predicted by the standard model, but has yet to be isolated experimentally. The Higgs boson is named after its discoverer, British theoretical physicist Peter Ware Higgs (born 1929).
[hahy] /haɪ/ adjective, higher, highest. 1. having a great or considerable extent or reach upward or vertically; lofty; tall: a high wall. 2. having a specified extent upward: The apple tree is now 20 feet high. 3. situated above the ground or some base; elevated: a high platform; a high ledge. 4. exceeding the common […]
[hahy-uh n-mahy-tee, -uh nd-] /ˈhaɪ ənˈmaɪ ti, -ənd-/ adjective 1. haughty; arrogant. noun 1. (used with a plural verb) persons who are members of or identify with the higher social strata of society, especially those who are powerful or arrogant (usually preceded by the). adverb 2. in a self-important, grandiose, or arrogant manner: They talk […]
- High arctic
noun 1. the regions of Canada, esp the northern islands, within the Arctic Circle
- High as a kite
adjective phrase Intoxicated or exhilarated to an important degree (1939+) Intoxicated, as by alcohol, as in After three beers she’s high as a kite. The adjective high has been used in the sense of “drunk” since the early 1600s; the addition of kite dates from the early 1900s. The phrase is now used of disorientation […]