English version

elementary particle

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary English
Related topics: Physics
elementary particleˌelementary ˈparticle noun [countable]  technicalHP one of the types of pieces of matter including electrons, protons, and neutrons that make up atoms
Examples from the Corpus
elementary particleIt was expected that a similar equation would govern the proton, the only other supposedly elementary particle known at that time.
Pictures of the day
Do you know what each of these is called?
Click on the pictures to check.