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quark

See also: Quark

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Etymology 1Edit

First used in 1963 by one of the theorists who postulated the existence of quarks, Murray Gell-Mann. Gell-Mann coined the name these new particles. The literary connection to James Joyce's Finnegans Wake was asserted later, see the Quark Wikipedia article.

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quark (plural quarks)

  1. (physics) In the Standard Model, an elementary subatomic particle which forms matter. Quarks have never been found alone as of this writing, They combine to form hadrons, such as protons and neutrons.
    • 1993, Gell-Mann won the linguistic battle once again: his choice, a croaking nonsense word, was "quark". (After the fact, he was able to tack on a literary antecedent when he found the phrase "Three quarks for Muster Mark" in Finnegans Wake, but the physicists quark was pronounced from the beginning to rhyme with "cork".) — James Gleick, Genius: Richard Feynman and Modern Physics
    • 2012 March-April, Jeremy Bernstein, “A Palette of Particles”, American Scientist, volume 100, number 2, page 146: 
      There were also particles no one had predicted that just appeared. Five of them […, i]n order of increasing modernity, [] are the neutrino, the pi meson, the antiproton, the quark and the Higgs boson.
  2. (computing, X Window System) An integer that uniquely identifies a text string.
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German quark.

Etymology 2Edit

German Quark, from late Middle High German twarc, from a West Slavic language, compare Polish twaróg.

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quark (uncountable)

  1. A soft creamy cheese, eaten throughout northern, central, and eastern Europe, very similar to cottage cheese except that it is usually not made with rennet.
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Onomatopoeia, from the sound of the squawk.

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quark (plural quarks)

  1. (Falkland Islands (informal)) The black-crowned night heron, Nycticorax nycticorax.

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From English quark.

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quark m (plural quarks)

  1. (physics) quark

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From English quark.

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quark m (plural quarks)

  1. (physics) quark

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quark m (plural quarks)

  1. (physics) quark

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quark m (please add plural)

  1. (physics) quark

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quark m (invariable)

  1. (physics) quark

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quark m (plural quarks)

  1. quark

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  • (fermions) fermión; quark, leptón