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ˈlɛp tɒnlep·ton

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. leptonnoun

    100 lepta equal 1 drachma in Greece

  2. leptonnoun

    an elementary particle that participates in weak interactions; has a baryon number of 0


  1. leptonnoun

    an elementary particle that participates in weak interactions but does not participate in the strong interaction; it has a baryon number of 0. Some known leptons are the electron, the negative muon, the tau-minus particle, and the neutrinos associated with each of these particles.


  1. leptonnoun

    An elementary particle with a spin of 1/2 (a fermion) which is immune to the strong nuclear force (including the electron, the muon, the neutrino and the tauon).

    Etymology: From λεπτόν, neuter form of λεπτός.


  1. Lepton

    A lepton is an elementary, spin-¹⁄2 particle that does not undergo strong interactions, but is subject to the Pauli exclusion principle. The best known of all leptons is the electron, which governs nearly all of chemistry as it is found in atoms and is directly tied to all chemical properties. Two main classes of leptons exist: charged leptons, and neutral leptons. Charged leptons can combine with other particles to form various composite particles such as atoms and positronium, while neutrinos rarely interact with anything, and are consequently rarely observed. There are six types of leptons, known as flavours, forming three generations. The first generation is the electronic leptons, comprising the electron and electron neutrino; the second is the muonic leptons, comprising the muon and muon neutrino; and the third is the tauonic leptons, comprising the tau and the tau neutrino. Electrons have the least mass of all the charged leptons. The heavier muons and taus will rapidly change into electrons through a process of particle decay: the transformation from a higher mass state to a lower mass state. Thus electrons are stable and the most common charged lepton in the universe, whereas muons and taus can only be produced in high energy collisions.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Lepton

    lep′ton, n. the smallest of modern Greek coins, 100 to the drachma. [Gr.,—leptos, small.]

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of lepton in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of lepton in Pythagorean Numerology is: 1

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