Definitions for quantum chromodynamicsˌkroʊ moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks
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quan′tum chro•mo•dy•nam′icsˌkroʊ moʊ daɪˈnæm ɪks(n.)
(used with a sing. v.) a quantum theory of the interactions of quarks and gluons in which the color of quarks is analogous to electric charge.
Ref: Abbr.: QCD
quantum chromodynamics, QCD(noun)
a 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
A quantum field theory in particle physics which describes the strong interaction of quarks and gluons employing the concept of color charge.
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