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English noun: elementary particle

1. elementary particle (object) (physics) a particle that is less complex than an atom; regarded as constituents of all matter

Synonymsfundamental particle

Broader (hypernym)particle, subatomic particle

Narrower (hyponym)antilepton, antiparticle, antiquark, cosmic string, hadron, lepton, quark, strange particle, string, weakly interacting massive particle, WIMP

Part meronymatom

Domain categorynatural philosophy, physics

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