Definitions for magnetic monopole
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a hypothetical particle with a single magnetic pole instead of the usual two
a hypothetical particle having an isolated north or south pole; the magnetic equivalent of an isolated electric charge
A magnetic monopole is a hypothetical particle in particle physics that is an isolated magnet with only one magnetic pole. In more technical terms, a magnetic monopole would have a net "magnetic charge". Modern interest in the concept stems from particle theories, notably the grand unified and superstring theories, which predict their existence. Magnetism in bar magnets and electromagnets does not arise from magnetic monopoles, and in fact there is no conclusive experimental evidence that magnetic monopoles exist at all in the universe. Effective magnetic monopole quasi-particles exist in some condensed matter systems.
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