See also: Quark
quark (plural quarks)
- (physics) In the Standard Model, an elementary subatomic particle which forms matter. Quarks are never found alone in nature and 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.
- (computing, X Window System) An integer that uniquely identifies a text string.
(physics) In the Standard Model, an elementary subatomic particle which forms matter
- a soft creamy cheese. The Russian quark and Scandinavian quark are somewhat different. The Russian version is firmer in consistency and contains about 15% milk fat, whereas the Scandinavian quark often contains less than 1% milk fat.
soft creamy cheese
quark m (plural quarks)
- (quarks) quark; quark arriba, quark abajo, quark encantado, quark extraño, quark cima, quark fondo (Category: es:Quarks)
- (fermions) fermión; quark, leptón