a quark having electric charge −1/3 times the elementary charge and strangeness −1; it is more massive than the up and down quarks.
A quark with an electric charge of -1/3 and a mass of 391 electron masses, greater than that of the up quark and down quark, but smaller than that of other quarks. The presence of a strange quark contributes strangeness of -1 to the physical system containing it, while a strange antiquark contributes strangeness of +1. See Table at subatomic particle.
noun 1. a person with whom one has had no personal acquaintance: He is a perfect stranger to me. 2. a newcomer in a place or locality: a stranger in town. 3. an outsider: They want no strangers in on the club meetings. 4. a person who is unacquainted with or unaccustomed to something (usually […]
noun 1. sexual assault by an assailant upon a person he or she does not know.
adjective, stranger, strangest. 1. unusual, extraordinary, or curious; odd; queer: a strange remark to make. 2. estranged, alienated, etc., as a result of being out of one’s natural environment: In Bombay I felt strange. 3. situated, belonging, or coming from outside of one’s own locality; foreign: to move to a strange place; strange religions. 4. […]
- Strange to say
Also, strangely enough. Surprisingly, curiously, unaccountably, as in Strange to say, all the boys in his class are six feet tall or taller, or I’ve never been to the circus, strangely enough. This idiom was first recorded in 1697 as strange to relate.