Quasiparticle



[kwey-zahy-pahr-ti-kuh l, kwey-sahy-, kwah-see, -zee-] /ˌkweɪ zaɪˈpɑr tɪ kəl, ˌkweɪ saɪ-, ˌkwɑ si, -zi-/

noun, Physics.
1.
an entity, as an exciton or phonon, that interacts with elementary , but does not exist as a free .

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