the interaction between gluons and between gluons and quarks that is responsible for the strong force.
(physics) an interaction between elementary particles responsible for the forces between nucleons in the nucleus. It operates at distances less than about 10–15 metres, and is about a hundred times more powerful than the electromagnetic interaction Also called strong nuclear interaction, strong nuclear force See interaction (sense 2)
See strong nuclear force.
adjective, stronger [strawng-ger, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gər, ˈstrɒŋ-/ (Show IPA), strongest [strawng-gist, strong-] /ˈstrɔŋ gɪst, ˈstrɒŋ-/ (Show IPA) 1. having, showing, or able to exert great bodily or muscular power; physically vigorous or robust: a strong boy. 2. accompanied or delivered by great physical, mechanical, etc., power or force: a strong handshake; With one strong blow […]
- Strongly connected component
(SCC) A subset, S, of the nodes of a directed graph such that any node in S is reachable from any other node in S and S is not a subset of any larger such set. SCCs are equivalence classes under the transitive closure of the “directly connected to” relation. (1995-02-06)
- Strongly typed
noun, plural strongmen. 1. a person who performs remarkable feats of strength, as in a circus. 2. a political leader who controls by force; dictator. 3. the most powerful or influential person in an organization or business, by reason of skill in the formulation and execution of plans, work, etc. noun (pl) -men 1. a […]