HyperDic: qcd

English > 1 sense of the word QCD:
NOUNcognitionQCD, quantum chromodynamicsa theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus)
English > QCD: 1 sense > noun 1, cognition
MeaningA theory of strong interactions between elementary particles (including the interaction that binds protons and neutrons in the nucleus); it assumes that strongly interacting particles (hadrons) are made of quarks and that gluons bind the quarks together.
Synonymquantum chromodynamics
Broaderquantum field theoryThe branch of quantum physics that is concerned with the theory of fields
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